August 6, 2006

Freshman waiting on NCAA Clearinghouse

The Hurricane freshmen reported today.

Minus one.

Coach Larry Coker said offensive lineman Orlando Franklin is not yet cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

"Due to some international studies from (Jamaica), from Canada, he still has to be cleared through the Clearinghouse," Coker said.

Coker did not elaborate on the specifics of the holdup other than to say "It has to go through the Clearinghouse. He's an international student, has been in Canada, (Jamaica), graduated from (Palm Beach) Atlantic. All this stuff has to come together to go through the Clearinghouse, has to go through their schedule. He has to be cleared like any other student. It's a little more difficult because of the international studies."

Coker said Franklin getting held up wasn't a big surprise.

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