An Indiana freshman defensive back has been ruled ineligible for the 2017 season according to a release from Indiana University on Saturday Morning.

The release from Indiana states that Bryant Fitzgerald was ruled as a non-qualifier and is not eligible to practice or play this fall. Fitzgerald’s ineligibility is due to a mistake made by the Office of Compliance Services of the Indiana University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Here is the full release from Indiana:

While ineligibility is nothing new to college football, this situation is uncommon.

Indiana athletic director Fred Glass publicly apologized to Fitzgerald and his family for the mistake and claimed that “his ineligibility is not his fault. It is ours.”

Here’s the full statement from Glass:

Fitzgerald was a member of the Hoosiers’ 2017 recruiting class and was ranked as the No. 9 player out of the state of Indiana. He chose IU over other B1G offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

Indiana opens its season on Aug. 31 at home against Ohio State.