NCAA Rules Auburn Football Signee Eligible

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Auburn football signee Ryan Williams said the NCAA Clearinghouse has approved his transcript, making him eligible to play this season.

The former BC Rain High School defensive back's status was in question after the Mobile Press-Register reported that he had 10 grades raised.

Superintendent Harold Dodge has said investigators might never be able to determine who changed the grades. Williams and Auburn have not been accused of anything.

The newspaper has also reported that seven grades were changed on the transcript of Auburn signee Nick Fairley of Williamson High.

Fairley has not qualified academically and might enroll in a junior college.

Williams said he plans to report to Auburn today.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Inga Location: GA on Jul 17, 2007 at 04:49 PM
    This is interesting and may well have extended benefits to my beloved Dawgs. Problem is, as I see it, the unintended benefits may also seep down to the Gators and Vols...thereby nullifying said Dawgs benefits. Let me see if I have the concept correct. Auburn Signee Ryans has ten or so grades changed from what he presumably earned. So far, I have a handle. Now then, Brother Ryans and Auburn have done nothing wrong. Still have a grip, but a touch less firm. OK, no student or university malfeasance. Supt admits to multiple grade changes but hasn't a clue as to their origin - or so we are led to believe. Total so far: Mr Supt., callow signee, and Auburn innocent. Ah Ha! Major handle slippage accelerating pretty much full tilt to the NCAA Clearinghouse dolts. Grades changed; insolvable mystery surrounds changes and all is kosher? Somewhat like the Caveman ad, I have a response. WHAT?? Well here's what. For 2k8 and beyond, everyone should whip out the NCAA freshly approved recruiting receipt.(1)Pick prospects, any whicha way is fine (2) Have prospects fax duplicate transcripts to BC Rain High and Auburn for proper processing;(3)Await NCAA approval(4)Enroll at "home" university, or in the case of GA Tech, regional trade school. PS...You may, of course, disregard my earlier comment about the Vols, their cheating model is several light years ahead of the newly hatched BCR/AU scheme!!
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