This would certainly be a deviation from the current transfer process.
I spoke w/ an NCAA official this week who was "95% certain" transfers will soon be allowed to play immediately in basketball & football. Could be a one-time freebie, plus grad transfer option. So in theory, a student-athlete could play for three different schools w/o sitting out.— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) January 17, 2018
Spoke to a HC of a mid-major basketball program who says it will lead to greater roster instability year-to-year. Top players & end-of-bench players will be more willing to look elsewhere before graduating.As @mitchsherman says - not up for vote yet, but something to monitor.— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) January 17, 2018
Person I spoke with did say that if something like this came to pass, it would likely come with academic requirements for student-athletes to meet in order to transfer.— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) January 17, 2018