Verice Cloyd, who signed with Alabama last fall, is the final member of the incoming class of Crimson Tide basketball signees seekling to be admitted for summer school and the resulting full eligibility that will come with NCAA Clearinghouse approval.
Cloyd met with key University personnel Monday. They included Mary Spiegel, director of undergraduate admissions, and Dr. Joe Hornsby, faculty chairman of athletics.
An administrator keeping track of proceedings predicted resolution of the situation "today or Wednesday." Summer school classes begin today and students have through Wednesday to sign up for those classes.
The same administrator predicted a positive result for Cloyd and for Coach Mark Gottfried's basketball team.
There have been numerous roadblocks to Cloyd earning admittance earlier, including his current school, Genesis One in Mendenhall, Mississippi, being among many non-traditional schools checked by the NCAA for legitimacy. Recently the NCAA said that Genesis One graduates could be admitted to NCAA schools and some of Cloyd's teammates have reportedly been admitted to their colleges–Michael Washington to Arkansas and Gary Flowers to Oklahoma State.
Cloyd is a 6-2 wing player who is considered among Bama's top signees and a potential starter as a freshman.