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Jayhawks hoping transfer WR will play Sooner than later

Justin McCay AP

Nearly a month after transferring from Oklahoma to Kansas, Justin McCay is still uncertain of his status for the 2012 season.

The wide receiver was a four-star member of the Sooners’ 2010 recruiting class, redshirting his true freshman season before playing very sparingly last season.  A hardship waiver from the NCAA would allow McCay (pictured, left) to play immediately in 2012, and the paperwork is in the process of being put together.

Until then, the Jayhawks are forced to wait on whether transfer quarterback Dayne Christ will have a transfer receiver to which to throw in the upcoming season.

“Because he has red-shirted for a year, if he were to win a hardship through his letter to the NCAA, that would allow him to have three years to play three,” new KU head coach Charlie Weis said. “He is finishing his letter and sending that in, so we will see how the ruling goes. That is the only status that I can give at this time.”

KU could have an answer on McCay’s status one way or the other prior to the start of spring practice next month.

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2 Responses to “Jayhawks hoping transfer WR will play Sooner than later”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 6, 2012 8:49 AM

    I am sorry the kid has had it rough growing up, but his past doesn’t entitled him to get a hardship in the NCAA. If there is any hardship caused by his transferring, it doesn’t seem to be evident in what I have read. Lots of kids that are playing football in the NCAA, grew up with less than ideal family conditions and there are a lot of kids that came from one parent families. If he somehow has a hardship after transferring from one school to another, he made that choice.
    I sometimes think that the NCAA rules have become so flexible, and have so many loop holes built into them, that coaches spend more time trying to find ways to circumvent them, than actually following them.
    I wish the kid future success, but I am sure he had the rules explained to him when he started the paper work. Charlie knows them also, and I am sure his year at Florida exposed him to a fair amount of kids with tough back grounds growing up as well.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Feb 6, 2012 1:14 PM

    woebegong, they usually take family situations like this into account. In particular, if they can truly demonstrate that the need for McCay to assist with his baby siblings is there, that would seem a shoo-in, considering the usual reasons for granted waivers.

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