The NCAA has changed its tune on the SEC’s highest-profile transfer not named Joey Gatewood.
Thursday evening Jeremy Pruitt revealed that Tennessee successfully appealed a transfer waiver to the NCAA for offensive lineman Cade Mays. The NCAA initially denied the Georgia transfer immediate eligibility.
Like Gatewood, Mays is an intra-conference transfer. To receive the final green light, the SEC office must approve the measure. Mark Stoops said earlier this week that the Wildcats were waiting to hear from the league office if the quarterback from Auburn will be eligible this fall. Unlike Gatewood, Mays has not practiced with the Vols while waiting for a decision.
As you’ll recall, Mays’ father was a team captain for Tennessee in the 90s. When Cade announced his intent to transfer to his hometown school, Kevin Mays filed a lawsuit against Georgia after his pinky was severed at a Georgia recruiting event.