The Kentucky Wildcats continue to wait on the NCAA to rule on two key athletes for the upcoming college soccer and hoops seasons.
Auburn switch quarterback Joey Gatewood is waiting to hear if he’ll be granted instantaneous eligibility by means of the NCAA for the soccer team, as is Wake Forest transfer core Olivier Sarr for the Basketball Cats.
Well, each simply obtained some suitable news in the form of USC transfer quarterback JT Daniels who used to be just granted immediately eligibility for subsequent season for Georgia.
This is every other correct sign that the NCAA is being a ways more lenient with transfers this year in football and basketball.
Daniels, who will be a redshirt sophomore this fall, introduced his transfer from USC on April 17th, then committed to Georgia on May 28th. That means it took about a month and a half earlier than being ruled eligible, which has been the time frame for other transfers this summer.
Former Kentucky taking pictures guard Johnny Juzang transferred to UCLA over the summer, and it took about two months for the NCAA to declare he used to be eligible for next season.
Former Ohio State shield D.J. Carton transferred to Marquette, and he too discovered he’d be eligible subsequent season after about a two-month wait. So primarily based on all of these cases, it may want to be any day now that we hear if Sarr and/or Gatewood will be eligible subsequent season.
Daniels is additionally a California native and played excessive college soccer at Mater Dei. So as an alternative of transferring closer to domestic — the easiest way to get immediate eligibility from the NCAA for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic — he’s moving to the contrary cease of the country, yet nonetheless bought on the spot eligibility.
That’s a very excellent signal for players like Gatewood and Sarr, neither of whom is shifting closer to home with the aid of transferring to UK, nor do they have giant hardships that led to them leaving their preceding school.