The Mississippi State football team has lost the services of Geor’Quarius Spivey due to an infuriating and head scratching decision by the NCAA.
It looks like the Mississippi State football team will be without one of its key transfers this season. The Mississippi State Bulldogs thought they were going to have Geor’Quarius Spivey for the 2023 season, but that won’t be the case.
Thursday, Spivey took to the social media previously known as Twitter to express how he needs help understanding the situation that he is now in. And also, well, to ask for help to clear up this whole situation and become eligible to play for Zach Arnett and the Bulldogs.
In his statement, Spivey notes that he was “notified from [his] coach that the NCAA has stated [he] can’t this season” after he transferred from TCU to Mississippi State.
“Dring the time of that process, I was being told that I could be eligible to play at any school I desire as a grad transfer because I had just graduated from TCU on December 17, 2022,” Spivey explains.
He went on to talk about why he delayed his choice of transferring and then how he was rushed into classes by an academic counselor who, as Spivey notes, apparently no longer works for the Horned Frogs.
Mississippi State football grad transfer tight end Geor’Quarius Spivey declared ineligible by NCAA
This situation is an absolute mess and it seems likely that it is going to draw a lot of negative publicity for the NCAA, which is already a deeply unpopular and often criticized organization. This is just going to add fuel to that fire.
All Spivey wants to do is finish his college football career at the institution where it started. And despite the fact that it seems like he did everything right and followed through with the process required of him, Spivey won’t have the chance to do that.
This is a real shame and Spivey deserves better. Take away the fact that this is happening at Mississippi State to a MSU football player and it’s still infuriating. There’s no part of this that makes the NCAA look good.