Report: Masoli admitted to grad school at Ole Miss

The Jeremiah Masoli sweepstakes could finally be coming to an end.

According to a report Wednesday night, per sources close to the Ole Miss program, the former Oregon quarterback has been admitted to the SEC school’s graduate program. If the report is true, Masoli would be eligible to play for the Rebels this fall.

Masoli reportedly will visit Oxford this weekend, and multiple unnamed sources close to the school believe that he will enroll.

If Masoli does land at Ole Miss, it would be a huge addition for head coach Houston Nutt’s program. While he only has one year of eligibility remaining, the Rebels are in desperate need of experience under center after redshirt freshman Raymond Cotton announced he was leaving the team. Sophomore Nathan Stanley and junior college transfer Randall Mackey are the only two signal-callers currently on scholarship.

Coming out of spring practice, Stanley was listed atop the depth chart. With Cotton’s departure, however, Mackey — who wasn’t even on campus for spring practice — would assume No. 2 duties.

Masoli would still need to get a waiver from the NCAA for a rule that forces a transfer to sit out a year before becoming eligible to play at a new school. It was expected that he would receive one, however, if the grad school he was accepted into offers a program that's not available at Oregon. The report indicated Masoli had indeed received the waiver.

Ole Miss freshmen and newcomers report on Aug. 6. Camp begins on Aug. 8.

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