August 1, 2007
Moultrie - When Georgia's freshman class reports for the start of fall practice on Friday, Colquitt County's Vance Cuff will be there.
The University notified Cuff Wednesday morning that his waiver for admission has been approved by the NCAA.
Georgia applied for the waiver after the NCAA's Clearinghouse turned down several appeals from Colquitt County High School to count an oral communications class as one of Cuff's core classes.
That decision left Cuff one core credit short of the 14 required for admission.
Colquitt County based its appeal on the fact the NCAA approved the same speech class for other school systems in Georgia including several in Colquitt County's region.
Cuff was told in early July that the class would count and he could enroll in Georgia.
But when he arrived in Athens to sign up for summer school, the speech class had been removed from Colquitt County's approved list.
Georgia's football team starts preseason practice on Saturday afternoon.