The obstacles have been cleared, and receiver Charles Clay is set to transfer from SMU to UH.
“He’s a good player,” SMU coach June Jones said.
As a second-year freshman in 2010, Clay played in 12 games for SMU, mostly on special teams. Jones said he was told finances factored partly in Clay’s decision. The non-resident fee for tuition, school fees, room and board is $52,645 per year. Clay was a walk-on.
Clay’s family is looking into a special rule that does not require certain walk-ons to have to sit out season after transferring. (That was the case last year when receiver Terence Bell transferred from Nevada to UH.) If approved, Clay would have three years to play three seasons. If not, he would have to redshirt this year, then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Clay, who is 5-10 and 186, was named to the BIIF’s 2008 first team as a Hilo High senior.
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R.I.P. Macho Man.
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Happy birthday to Devon James Tsai.