Saturday, April 02, 2005

Football: Tashard Choice Will Play in 2005


Great news. Tashard Choice has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will not have to skip a year due to transfer rules.

Choice, a rising redshirt sophomore from Riverdale, Ga., enrolled at Tech in January after transferring from Oklahoma. He appealed to the NCAA and was granted the waiver due to extenuating family circumstances that necessitated him to move close to his home.

In case you were wondering why we might need another running back with Daniels, Woods and Grant in the mix, realize that this means Choice will be able to play 3 years for the Jackets instead of 2 years. If he had NOT been granted this waiver, he would only be able to suit up for 2 more years, since he has already taken a red-shirt season.

Other good news is that we hear reports that the coaches like what they see in practice from Choice. So stay tuned. The RB position may get heated as well.

Here's the AJC version of the story.... Here's the Macon Telegraph version.... From his hometown paper....