Rodney Purvis Still Not Cleared by NCAA

by August 20, 2012

Rodney Purvis, arguably the most high-profile recruit in a very strong NC State class, is still awaiting clearance to attend fall classes. The NCAA eligibility center is examining Purvis’ high school coursework at Upper Room Christian Academy, with no timetable for a decision to be made. This very unsettling news for the Wolfpack, as the 6-4 combo-guard is expected to have an immediate impact on the court, if and when he is cleared to play. More details, via “If a prospective student-athlete attends classes while the review is ongoing and then doesn’t receive clearance, he or she could be responsible for tuition as well as room and board. This year, Purvis isn’t the only incoming freshman of note to deal with the NCAA. Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel received academic clearance last week, and UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad won’t travel with his team to China later this month because the NCAA is still investigating whether he received improper benefits.”