Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kendal Thompson Would Be Ineligible to Transfer to OBU

Some theorized that Kendal Thompson might decide, in leaving OU, to drop down in status for his next go-round of college football. Thompson’s Southmoore High School coach, Chris Jensen, now coaches Oklahoma Baptist University, where Thompson’s former OU and Southmoore teammate, Nyko Symonds, is a star receiver.

But turns out, Thompson would be ineligible at OBU or any other NAIA school.

RELATED: Quarterback Kendal Thompson to Transfer

Thompson plans to graduate from OU, which would make him eligible to play immediately at any NCAA school, even Division I-A programs, provided they offered a graduate program unavailable at the departing school.

But an NAIA source pointed out to me that the NAIA actually has a rule requiring a graduate student at an NAIA school to have completed his or her bachelor’s degree from the same school. (More at The Oklahoman)
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