Former MTSU QB seeks release

Middle Tennessee quarterback Jamal Ramsey has quit the team for personal reasons, but the team has not yet granted his release.

According to the Daily News Journal, Ramsey wants to transfer to Tennessee State for family reasons and a release would allow him to play during the 2010-11 season. Without the release, Ramsey would have to wait until the 2011 season to be eligible.

Ramsey has a 14-month-old son that lives a few miles from the Tennessee State campus where the mother is a student.

Ramsey did seek an appeal from the NCAA to gain a release, but the appeal was rejected on May 27 and turned back over to Middle Tennessee officials.

Ramsey, who is already enrolled in classes at Tennessee State, redshirted last year and would have four years to play.