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Report: NCAA Rules Blake Barnett Immediately Eligible At Arizona State

The former Alabama quarterback can play right away.

The NCAA has ruled on the eligibility of former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett, who transferred to Arizona State.

Barnett, who left Alabama last season, will be eligible to play right away with the Sun Devils this season.

From SunDevilSource:

According to a source close to the development, Barnett has been granted a Legislative Relief Waiver filed on his behalf by ASU that will make him immediately eligible to compete for the Sun Devils' first game in 2017.

In order to be granted this waiver, it has to be demonstrated beyond just football reasons why a transfer has taken place in a manner that would allow for the student-athlete to play earlier than one year removed from the initiation of the transfer. Barnett made this extenuating circumstances waiver request and it was granted by the the NCAA today, per a source close to the development.

Barnett was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and started Alabama's opener last season before getting replaced by Jalen Hurts.

He could very well by Arizona State's starting QB for the season opener against New Mexico State on Thursday, Aug. 31.

You can read SunDevilSource's full report here.