He seems to think rules changes are imminent.
“Almost every year there have been guys in our class in that gray shirt situation. Normally, we say you don’t have to tell anybody, just sign on Signing Day and the chances of you coming in with your class, no one’s going to know the difference, which I don’t think is dishonest with the way things are,” Richt said. “So we’ve signed guys knowing that the class is full and asked if they could come in January, but every time we’ve done that, there’s been a space and they came in with their class.”
But those rules might be about to change.
According to Richt, the SEC and the NCAA is changing the rules “just as rapidly as they can to keep it from happening in the future.”
It’s a little unclear whether he’s referring to oversigning or greyshirting there, but he sure sounds like a man who’s heard something is about to happen. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s right; we’ll get some indication of that from the SEC meetings later this month.