Jaiden Lars-Woodbey announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that he intends to graduate and transfer from Florida State.
He has played linebacker and safety in his FSU career. Woodbey has 28 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss this fall and he will not play in FSU’s remaining games against Duke and Wake Forest.
In FSU’s 2018 signing class, Woodbey was the highest-rated recruit. Eleven of the 21 players in that class are no longer at FSU or were medically disqualified.
Woodbey said he will graduate with a degree in International Affairs before the age of 20. He was also honored as part of the prestigious Torchbearer 100 group at FSU, is fluent in Portuguese and is learning other languages.
“Jaiden Woodbey decided this morning to pursue options as a graduate transfer,” FSU coach Mike Norvell said. “Jaiden is someone that has been a remarkable Seminole. You look at the job he has done academically, socially to impact the community. Obviously, all the work he has done as a player as he responded to injury last year coming back and being able to play for us throughout this season. … Really the timing played more of a factor than anything else of just making that choice of what would have been the end of the regular season and the start of that next phase.”