Jayhawks hoping for swift decision on McCay

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Head Coach Charlie Weis and the Kansas Jayhawks are hoping to receive a bit of good news in the coming weeks - possibly days - regarding Oklahoma transfer and former five-star recruit Justin McCay. The Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege graduate is hoping to become eligible immediately, and forgo a season on the sidelines.

Head Coach Charlie Weis wasn't ready to say there was a "good" chance he and the staff at Kansas would receive news on Justin McCay as early as this week, but at Tuesday's press conference he did sound hopeful a resolution to the situation could be coming soon.

McCay, a transfer from Oklahoma, is appealing to the NCAA to forgo the typical year lost to such a move, and become eligible to play immediately. After two season with the Sooners, including a redshirt year, it would give the athletic wide receiver three years to play three.

Weis commended the compliance staff at Kansas for their efforts in staying on top of the issue, and said the case worker in charge of McCay's appeal had assured them the case would go before the NCAA by Thursday.

"I'm assuming that if what the case worker said has taken place, there's a chance we could hear something this week," Weis explained. "Because once they have all the information - which they have - they have all the information - now it's presented and they say yes or no. This isn't like they have a month-long tribunal."

McCay would provide an immediate spark to an offensive unit still looking for playmakers, and a dangerous target for quarterback Dayne Crist.

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