As it turns out, Baylor will indeed have a SEC transfer at its disposal in 2014.
During a radio interview, Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw confirmed that Ishmael Wilson was awarded a waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible to play for the Bears this fall. The offensive lineman and the school were notified of the successful appeal Tuesday.
Wilson was not listed on the Bears’ most recent two-deep depth chart, but, because of the positive ruling, he’s expected to be a part of whatever rotation is utilized on the right side of the line.
A four-star member of Texas A&M’s 2013 recruiting class, Wilson was rated as the No. 17 offensive tackle in the country. He took a redshirt as a true freshman last season.
In early July, Wilson confirmed that he was leaving A&M and transferring to Baylor.
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