Smerczynski no longer enrolled at Prep

Holy Cross-bound All-State linebacker Sean Smerczynski is no longer enrolled at St. John's Prep, head coach Jim O'Leary confirmed this morning.

"He withdrew for personal reasons," O'Leary told reporters, following a press conference to announce the school's new head baseball coach.

Jean DePlacido of The Salem News was the first to report the news of Smerczynski's leave.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Smerczynski, a Topsfield resident, was named to ESPN Boston's All-State Team as a junior last fall after helping lead the Eagles to their first Division 1 Super Bowl title in 15 seasons. On the year, he recorded 76 tackles, six tackles for loss, a sack and two fumble recoveries and was named a Catholic Conference All-Star. He gave a verbal commitment to Holy Cross last June.

Yesterday, Smerczynski was named a Preseason All-State selection for the 2013 season by ESPN Boston.

It is unclear where Smerczynski is transferring to, though his father Michael told The Salem News that a prep school is the most likely destination.