By Stephen Tsai
Scott Smith, a defensive end from Saint Louis School, received a limited release from his California football scholarship, according to his father, George Smith.
Smith may have contact with Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon. It is a curious move because those three schools and California are members of the Pac-10 Conference.
Without a release, Smith is not allowed to contact UH, which is a member of the Western Athletic Conference. UH also has a policy in which transferring students must be enrolled in the fall semester by July 1, although that deadline can be extended on a case-by-case basis.
Smith is expected to visit Oregon soon. The Ducks first offered him a scholarship when he was a high school junior.
With a release, Smith is allowed to accept a football scholarship this academic year. Without one, he may join a school only as a walk-on this year.
Smith redshirted as a freshman last season. In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, he also would have to redshirt this season.
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UH linebacker Adam Leonard prepares to meet the press yesterday at the WAC Football Preview in Salt Lake City.
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Leonard and middle linebacker Solomon Elimimian, the WAC's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, take a moment to relax.
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Happy 19th birthday to Jodie Tsai.