This sounds like it’s got the potential to be a fun story to watch.
Safety Deontay Anderson, the former four-star recruit who famously committed to Ole Miss in a skydiving video, submitted his request for a full transfer release on Sunday night and will petition to be eligible immediately next year at the school of his choice, including in the SEC.
The grounds for his request are notable because Anderson, via his attorney Tom Mars, says he was recruited to Ole Miss under false pretenses and that both former coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork misrepresented the status of the school’s NCAA infractions case when he signed in February 2016.
Anderson played last season as a true freshman but voluntarily sat out this season as a redshirt while Ole Miss is under a self-imposed postseason ban. If Anderson isn’t granted a waiver by the NCAA and is forced to sit out next season at a new school, he’d only have two years of eligibility remaining.
What kicks things up a notch is that Anderson’s family has retained the Nuttster’s attorney… you know, the guy who got Hugh Freeze canned. Given that, one would think granting the kid’s release to get him out of Dodge City before the shooting begins would be the smart thing to do, but this is Ole Miss we’re talking about.