Another former Michigan player has had his immediate eligibility waiver denied by the NCAA. Yet again, Jim Harbaugh and the university are under scrutiny for the NCAA’s decision.
The family of former cornerback Myles Sims is pointing the finger at the University of Michigan, after their son’s immediate eligibility waiver was denied by the NCAA. Sims, a four-star member of the Wolverines’ 2018 class, decided to transfer to Georgia Tech following the 2018 season.
Sims wanted to be closer to home for personal reasons and requested for immediate eligibility for the 2019 season with the Yellow Jackets. When that waiver was denied, the family took issue with Michigan.
“The disappointment is in knowing that they included just a few words outside of what we said to mislead the NCAA in their decision making,” Katrina Sims said in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Whether that weighed in heavily or not on the documentation that we provided, we take issue with that.”
Merrick Sims, Myles’ father, was equally as frustrated.
“That’s why we’re so upset, because we exceeded what (the NCAA) wanted from us,” he said. “Because they asked us for documentation and we gave them the legitimate documentation.”
This is the second time in the last two weeks that Harbaugh and Michigan have come under scrutiny. A few days ago, Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell lashed out at Harbaugh, saying they could’ve helped former Wolverine James Hudson receive immediate eligibility with the Bearcats this year.
Harbaugh and Michigan have denied that they could assist with the NCAA’s decision in the Hudson case. The University of Michigan also said it followed standard protocol in handling Sims’ transfer.