Remember Jermaine Eskridge? The 2018 five-star athlete committed to Kentucky back in July and this fall, has been tied up in a dispute with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). In April, Eskridge’s family moved to a house within the Jefferson High School district so his mother could be closer to a dialysis clinic, but in July, they had to return to their previous residence in a different school district because of structural issues. Eskridge’s mother filed a hardship waiver so her son could still attend Jefferson High and it was approved; however, a week later, Eskridge was ruled ineligible to play pending an FHSAA investigation. At the time, there was speculation Eskridge and his family were set up by the coaching staff at his former high school.
Thankfully, yesterday, Eskridge was ruled eligible to play and will be able to play tomorrow night. The Jefferson Dragons are 2-6, but still have a chance to make the playoffs, especially with him back on the roster. Meanwhile, Eskridge remains a hard UK commit despite taking an unofficial visit to Florida earlier this month.
Here’s a refresher on what he can do: