Keith DeWitt update

USI is still in the process of gathering material to present to the NCAA when the school asks for another year of eligibility for center Keith DeWitt (recall that he played in only two games his junior year at Division I Southern Mississippi). That said, he hasn’t disappeared. In fact, he has been going through spring individual workouts, which started on Monday, with the rest of the team. Judging from what I saw on Thursday, he’s working as hard as ever — a good sign. As for the eligibility situation, nothing is cut and dried with the NCAA, of course. From what I’ve been able to find out so far, the devil’s advocate argument against his receiving an extra year is that he was still a member of the Southern Miss. team for the entire season even if he played in just two games. On the other hand, his now playing in Division II instead of D-I would seem to work in his favor. I hope to write a story about it later this month, pulling together as much detail as I can dig up, both pro and con, about DeWitt’s situation. Stay tuned.

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