Even as a new season is nigh, Fresno State is hoping one more move will be made that would allow a potential impact player to see the field immediately.
Tyrell Robinson transferred from Oregon in June and landed in Fresno late last month. While it was initially thought he would be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, that may not end up being the case.
The Bulldogs are in the process of filing an appeal with the NCAA that, if successful, would give him immediate eligibility.
“We are in the process now of putting all of the information together,” interim co-athletic director Steve Robertello said according to the Fresno Bee.
“We’re hoping to have a decision before the USC game, but in terms of a timetable we don’t have one yet because we don’t have all the pieces put together.”
Robinson, a linebacker, has been working with the No. 3 defense, although that’s a byproduct of the uncertainty over his availability for the upcoming season.
A four-star member of the Ducks’ 2013 recruiting class, Robinson was rated as the No. 5 athlete in the country. He played in nine games as a true freshman.