Thursday, August 11, 2016
When a college student/athlete completes his degree early and still has college eligibility left, that athlete should be allowed to play out his eligibility at any institution he wants to. In essence, that athlete becomes a free agent in the college arena. There should be no stipulations placed on graduate transfers, other than his ability to qualify for admission like any other student. His ability to transfer to another school should not be left up to the discretion of a coach, athletic director, school president or member conference. He has earned that right to transfer by his academic accomplishments in graduating early. The fact that he has earned and received his degree sets him apart from an under-graduate athlete, and should give him the opportunity to finish his career at any college in the country.