Linebacker Blaze Soares said he will sign a contract with agent Wynn Silberman tomorrow, effectively ending his UH career.
Soares had a slim-to-none chance of appealing the NCAA for an exemption that would allow him to play for the Warriors next next season. Instead, after consulting with several friends and family members, Soares opted to apply for the NFL draft.
“I’m ready to start the next chapter in my life,” Soares said.
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From today through Jan. 1, 2010, NCAA football is in the “dead period” for recruiting. According to the NCAA, for a prospect during the dead period:
The college coach may not have any in-person contact with you or your parents at any time in the dead period. The coach may write and telephone you or your parents during this time.
The exception is:
Institutional staff members may be contact with a prospective student-athlete who has been admitted for midyear enrollment, provided the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent or other offer of admission and/or financial aid to attend the institution and is required to be on campus to attend institutional orientation sessions for all students.
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Want to be a graduate assistant with the Warriors? Tomorrow is the application deadline, we’re told.