Vanderbilt receiver ruled ineligible, will transfer

Monday, August 10, 2009 at 10:36pm

Terence Jeffers-Harris has been ruled academically ineligible and will not play for Vanderbilt this season, coach Bobby Johnson announced at the conclusion of Monday’s workout.

Johnson said he expected the junior wide receiver to transfer in an attempt to extend his college career.

“He is not going to be eligible due to NCAA rules, and he will not be available to play for the Commodores this fall,” Johnson said.

Jeffers-Harris started 21 of 25 games in two seasons at the University of Connecticut and caught 44 passes for 582 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore in 2006 before he transferred to Vanderbilt.

He sat out the 2008 season under NCAA transfer rules.

Issues pertaining to his eligibility then kept him out of spring workouts. He completed summer school at Vanderbilt last Friday, the day the Commodores held their first official practice of the season, but never took the field.

“He’s a very good player but unless you have him out there playing, he’s no good to you,” Johnson said. “He’s going to have to go elsewhere.”


1 Comment on this post:

By: wiseguy on 8/11/09 at 1:55

This is a different gauntlet than I thought Bo Jo & the Commodores would have to run to get bowl eligible.