This right here is probably what is holding him back on making his decision public yet (or till Friday). My guess is he’s waiting for everything to clear and he knows everything is golden. Thats is pure speculation but makes sense.NCAA Eligibility requirements
The overall GPA is NOT what the NCAA looks at.. It is the core GPA that must be obtained at the end of the Junior year. Those classes taken up through the Junior year are locked into the GPA so taking a math class over as a Senior that was low as a freshman doesn't eliminate the lower grade.
- Academic Requirements – Complete 16 core courses, have a minimum GPA of 2.3 (for DI) or 2.2 (for DII) in those core courses, and meet the minimums of the sliding scale in your combination of core course GPA and SAT/ACT test scores.
It is all based on a sliding scale so to say a 19 ACT is all that is required is misleading. With a 19 ACT the student/athlete would then need a much higher GPA. Also, in reverse, a higher ACT doesn't require as high of a GPA.
This piece from the web: https://www.ncsasports.org/
When you are trying to determine the GPA or SAT/ACT test scores you need to be NCAA eligible, you must reference the NCAA sliding scale. The sliding scale is designed so that if you have a higher GPA, you can have lower SAT/ACT scores. If you have really strong test scores, you can have a lower GPA.
Insider Tip: The NCAA uses the “core course GPA.” This is different than the GPA on your high school transcripts. Each year, a small group of student-athletes will assume that because they are on track to graduate high school, they are on track to be NCAA eligible, but they are different things. Go here to calculate your core course GPA.
I think people in the know are too nice to say it, but they've hinted at the reason he qualified has to do with the NCAA cutting kids some slack due to the pandemic. The fact that he's been at a juco for two years, played only one of those seasons, and is just now getting eligible should tell you something about his academic progress.Has he qualified?
Depends on if he was originally a Qualifier or Non Qualifier. There are different rules for each. He was at Independence for two years so he could conceivably have earned his AA degree and meet the transfer credit requirements. I could easily be incorrect but I believe the only thing the NCAA has waived is the qualifying ACT/SAT test scores. I don't believe the NCAA is going to be making individual decisions, they have to stick to their guidelines and eligibility rules or they would have a huge mess on their hands.I think people in the know are too nice to say it, but they've hinted at the reason he qualified has to do with the NCAA cutting kids some slack due to the pandemic. The fact that he's been at a juco for two years, played only one of those seasons, and is just now getting eligible should tell you something about his academic progress.
This staff has gambled and lost on a few of these high risk kids like Washington and that big juco lineman who never qualified. They are due to hit on one. Right?