MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of football players have opted out
of the Memphis Tigers program as the start of the season nears.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that running back Ketaraus
Stanton, an academic non-qualifier and member of coach Larry
Porter's 2010 signing class, did not report when camp opened
earlier this month.
Stanton, 6-1 and 230 pounds, is at Angelina College in his
hometown of Lufkin, Texas, and will play baseball there with the
intention of making himself eligible for the 2011 Major League
Baseball first-year player draft.
Junior defensive back Clay Lee has also left the program. Porter
says Lee will likely will play for a non-Football Bowl Subdivision
team in his home state of Florida, looking for increased playing