UK football commitment Thaddeus Snodgrass tweeted a picture of his signed financial aid papers Wednesday night, declaring himself an “official” Wildcat.
Snodgrass — a four-star wide receiver from Ohio — is planning to enroll at UK in January, like many of his fellow 2014 commitments. A new NCAA rule established this year allows mid-season enrollees to sign financial aid papers with their school, which binds the school to the player but does not bind the player to the school. In other words, a player who “signs early” would still be free to choose another school.
Mid-season enrollees still must wait until February to sign their binding National Letter of Intent.
NCAA compliance expert John Infante explains the new rule best right here.
And it's official boys and girls I'm a Kentucky Wildcat pic.twitter.com/KEOw7NEMG1
— Thaddeus Snodgrass (@ThadSnod1) November 21, 2013