LeBron James could technically come play football at Ohio State. Gene Smith explained the rules on eligibility to the NBA superstar and tweeted at him about it.

Apparently as long as you haven’t enrolled full-time in college and didn’t play in that sport, you can still be eligible to play it. It all started when James posed the question about playing a different sport other than basketball in college.

“Do I have college eligibility if I went to play another sport besides basketball? How does that rule work?” said James.

Smith took a day to get back to James on how he could technically play football if he wanted to. While James obviously wouldn’t do that today, he did play football at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in the early 2000s.

“If you never enrolled full-time in college and didn’t compete in the sport that you want to play after HS graduation, you could have eligibility remaining,” said Smith. “If you professionalize in one sport, you can still be considered an amateur in another. Would love to help you!”

LeBron James in an Ohio State uniform would definitely be interesting to see.

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