Transfer from the University of Michigan . . . Redshirted during the 2012 season with the Wolverines . . . A 2012 graduate of Northmont High School in Ohio . . . Was one of the nation's top recruits coming out of high school at linebacker . . . Was an all-state honoree . . . Also earned all-conference and all-area laurels . . . Competed in football, basketball and track and field . . . Brother of current FSU senior back Korey Ringer . . . Also has two other brothers . . . Nephew of former Michigan State and NFL running back Javon Ringer . . . Coached by Lance Schneider on the prep level . . . Born in Iowa City, Iowa.