Proposed Georgia Rule Would Force Transfers to Sit Out Half Season

By Scott Barkley, FNF Coaches Correspondent

Spurred largely by several key players transferring their senior seasons to schools expected to compete for a championship, the Georgia High School Association was expected to approach the matter at its spring meeting.

However, the group voted to table the discussion 62-2. While a committee of principals and athletic directors from around the state wanted to implement a rule beginning Aug. 1 that all transfers must sit for half a season, their peers disagreed on the timing.

The long-simmering discussion comes the season after Grayson won the 7A state title with help from several high-profile transfers. Star running back Kurt Taylor, a Michigan commit, transferred back to his previous high school south of Atlanta weeks after winning a state championship with Grayson.

While the proposed rule would maintain transfers sit out for half the season, the “sending” school would have the authority to waive the stipulation, explained GHSA officials.

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