Probably the best decision for him. I would think he would be eligible at the beginning of 2014. We have a player on the girls' team that becomes eligible in January. Seems like a good kid. I don't think we are in to running kids off. I believe he realized what the competition was going to be like for playing time,was given a frank assessment of how much he could expect to play and decided to transfer to somewhere where he can get more time. His skills appear to be best suited for a mid-level program. Hope he will be happy wherever he goes. don't know if he wrote his own statement but if he did, it was one of the classier ones I've seen. Good Luck to you, TJ.