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Friday, April 13, 2012
KU will learn WR McCay's fate next week

By David Ubben

Quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps were the two highest-profile transfers of the offseason for Kansas, reeled in by former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis.

But they've got to have someone to throw to, right? KU needs receivers badly, and will learn next week if Justin McCay will make his debut for his home-state team this fall or fall 2013.

The NCAA will hear the case on Wednesday, and a decision is expected Wednesday or Thursday.

McCay, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder was the nation's No. 15 athlete in the 2010 recruiting class and the nation's No. 142 overall recruit.

He signed with Oklahoma, but didn't catch a pass in two seasons.

This offseason, the Kansas native elected to come back home, but has been left in limbo while the NCAA decides whether or not to grant him a waiver from the required redshirt year after transferring. He requested one due to "extenuating personal circumstances."

He'll be a sophomore with three years of remaining eligibility when he takes the field; Kansas coaches have previously expressed confidence that he'll be granted a waiver.

Expect plenty of celebration in Lawrence if the coaching staff is right.