Ole Miss releases statement on eligibility of Junior RB Jordan Wilkins
Thursday morning, Ole Miss Athletics released an official statement on the eligibility status of junior running back Jordan Wilkins, who will miss the 2016 season for “not meeting NCAA standards for progress towards degree.”
In the statement, the athletics department assumed responsibility for Wilkins’ loss of eligibility for 2016:
Wilkins, who played in every game in 2015, entered the fall sharing the top running back spot for the Rebels with senior running back Akeem Judd. Wilkins rushed for 379 yards and four touchdowns last season, averaging 5+ yards per carry.
Wilkins will be classified as a senior when he returns in 2017.
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