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Former UGA safety Otis Reese is still awaiting a decision from the NCAA regarding eligibility for this season.

DN90: Amid SEC transfer drama, former UGA safety Otis Reese asks for chance to play

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on what former Georgia safety Otis Reese recently said on social media about his hopes of being granted eligibility this season after transferring to Ole Miss.

DN90: Amid SEC transfer drama, former UGA safety Otis Reese asks for chance to play

There have been a number of high profile transfer decisions that have gotten the attention of SEC fans in recent weeks.

Former Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays was denied his request for immediate eligibility recently after transferring to Tennessee, and former Penn State wide receiver Justin Shorter was recently granted an eligibility waiver after transferring to Florida.

Conventional wisdom says Shorter got the nod because — unlike Mays — he wasn’t transferring from within the SEC. However, that logic won’t do much to satisfy Vols fans who aren’t happy about the Mays decision.

Yet the frustration Tennessee fans feel regarding Mays might be nothing in comparison to the aggravation that some SEC programs are experiencing because they have players who’ve yet to hear anything from the NCAA regarding their petition to play. One of those players is former UGA safety Otis Reese.

Reese announced he was leaving the Bulldogs in January, and eventually landed at Ole Miss. Reese hopes to play for the Rebels this season, but his case is currently in limbo.

Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin recently described the anger that exists around the program as they wait to hear about Reese’s case.

“When they don’t get back to you, you don’t know how to rep players,” Kiffin said. “Here’s a guy (Reese) who would be a starter for us and we don’t even know where to rep him because we don’t know if he’s going to play or not. It makes it challenging.”

Reese recently took to social media to plead his case, and quickly got some support from some of his former UGA teammates — such as Bulldogs linebacker Jermaine Johnson and defensive lineman Malik Herring.

It remains to be seen when Reese is likely to hear about his case, but the longer he waits, the more some fans will be making comparisons to some of the SEC’s other high profile transfers this season.

For more on what Reese had to say about his situation, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.

 

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