The college football transfer market was flooded with talent following the 2018 season. Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields decided it was time to take his talents to a different university following alleged racial slurs used in his direction from a member of the Georgia baseball team.
Fields announced his transfer to Ohio State after Dwayne Haskins revealed he was entering the NFL draft. That left Haskins’ backup, Tate Martell, to either fight with Fields for the starting role in 2019 or transfer elsewhere.
He chose option No. 2 and revealed his plans to transfer to the University of Miami. While Fields was granted immediate eligibility heading into the 2019 season, Martell is still waiting to hear back on his appeal.
Will he be immediately eligible to play for the Hurricanes this season?
A recent proposal from the NCAA could be bad news for the former Ohio State quarterback. The NCAA announced it plans to review the transfer waiver guidelines heading into the 2019-20 season.
Here’s more from the NCAA:
The review, which began during the committee’s Feb. 11-12 meeting in Indianapolis, will be comprehensive and review each category of waiver guidelines. The review will include feedback from Division I Council members and other stakeholders and would update the guidelines to ensure they are aligned with current membership philosophies.
Instead of focusing on a percentage, the NCAA will focus its attention on the “current membership philosophies” for each individual program.
The review process could crack down on the number of approved waivers – which could mean bad news for Martell as he seeks immediate eligibility.
You can read the full announcement here.