Clemson’s Mike Bellamy isn’t the only player facing the consequences of academic issues this offseason.
In a release, Ole Miss confirmed that wide receiver/defensive back Nickolas Brassell will transfer because of academic ineligibility for the 2012 season.
“We did all we could to help Nick,” coach Hugh Freeze said.
The announcement doesn’t come as much of a shock, as Freeze has indicated for some time that Brassel has been having problems in the classroom during spring practices.
As a freshman last season, Brassell made an immediate impact by becoming the team’s second-leading receiver 24 catches for 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown and forced a fumble on defense.
Brassell had a lot of upside for the Rebels, so the news of his departure is a tough pill for Ole Miss.