A week after Wake Forest received some rather disheartening news, the Demon Deacons are on the other end of the emotional spectrum when it comes to the same player.
In a tweet posted to his Twitter account Friday, Wake’s Josh Harris announced that “[t]he NCAA has approved my appeal” and he will be reinstated to play football in 2013. The school subsequently confirmed the news in a release.
On the first day of August, it was announced that the running back had been declared ineligible.
“I am happy that the appeal was approved,” said head coach Jim Grobe in a statement. “I am excited to get Josh into camp.”
No reason was given for the initial eligibility issue or why the appeal to the NCAA was successful. Regardless, though, it’s a significant boost for the Deacons’ running game headed into 2013.
Last season, Harris lead the team in rushing (615 yards) and rushing touchdowns (five). He also added 19 receptions coming out of the backfield, a total good for fifth on the team.