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VSU receiver gets waiver to play at North Carolina

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August 8, 2008

Valdosta - The NCAA has granted a waiver to Valdosta State receiver Dwight Jones to transfer to the University of North Carolina.

Jones needed the waiver to play this season since he had already practiced with Valdosta State.

Jones is expected to return to the Tar Heel state this weekend.

Jones enrolled at Valdosta State after he was told by North Carolina that he did not meet admission standards.

Carolina notified Jones earlier this week he was eligible.

The mistake was Carolina used stricter 2008 admission guidelines and not those from 2007 when Jones graduated from high school.

Jones was one of the top high school receivers in the nation when he signed with North Carolina in February of 2007.

He attended prep school last fall when he did not qualify academically.