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NCAA reverses course on Cade Mays transfer waiver

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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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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4 Comments for NCAA reverses course on Cade Mays transfer waiver

  1. michaelb
    9:40 am September 18, 2020 Permalink

    My friend cut my pinky off one time . He found it for me and I put it in my shirt pocket . We’re still homies .

  2. dhard
    10:20 am September 18, 2020 Permalink

    The NCAA issued a statement today and informed all transfers they were immediately eligible to transfer wherever they choose. However, they did put a stipulation on that; if you transfer to KY, you will not have your case heard or if it is, it will be very late and it probably wont be approved.

    • kentuckybackupplayer
      10:59 am September 18, 2020 Permalink

      Also, we here at the NCAA have a special committee looking for violations to charge Kentucky with that only looks at Kentucky.