When it comes to playing the NCAA’s “Spin the Wheel of Eligibility” game, you win some and you lose some.
The latest in the latter category are Antonneous Clayton and Myles Sims, with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing a person familiar with the situation, reporting that the transfers have been denied immediate eligibility at Georgia Tech. Clayton, a defensive end, transferred in from Florida, while Sims, a defensive back, began his collegiate playing career at Michigan.
The football program is expected to appeal the NCAA’s initial denial.
If that appeal is denied, Clayton would have just one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2019 season. Sims, conversely, would have three years he could use with the Yellow Jackets beginning in 2020.
Clayton, a four-star 2016 signee, played in 17 games for the Gators, with three of those appearances coming in 2018. Because he played in fewer than four games, Clayton is able to take a redshirt for this past season.
A four-star member of the Wolverines’ 2018 recruiting class, Sims was rated as the No. 17 cornerback in the country and the No. 22 player at any position in the state of Georgia. Only three signees in U-M’s class that year were rated higher than Sims.
Sims did not see the field as a true freshman in Ann Arbor last season.