I read that his grades are fine. The difference of opinion is whether the NCAA would accept an online summer school course he took and passed that is part of his core curriculum.
LSU doesn't think it'll pass NCAA muster. Denham Springs thinks it will, that it has state of Louisiana certification and a bunch of Livingston Parish students have taken the course and the course has been widely accepted by colleges as legit.
What's missing from the picture, as far as I can tell, is how that translates to what the NCAA thinks about the course. Harvard may accept the class for students applying there, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll pass the clearing house. So I'm not sure which side is right.
I'm neutral on whether LSU had legitimate reason to think they'd be stuck with an ineligible signee or if LSU simply wanted to make room for, say, Bower, and wanted Lawson just to delay entry.
Here's the thing I keep looping back to...if the NCAA isn't going to approve the course and the kid won't have enough core hours, there is little he can do now to rectify it. In other words, grayshirting wouldn't get him eligible, would it?
Bottom line, I don't know. There's info out there that points you both directions.
This post was edited on 2/7 at 12:16 pm