Although he was denied previously by the NCAA, he has been given another chance to explain the circumstances and try to play this semester. As it stands he will be ineligible until December 17th.
A decision by the NCAA is expected by Nov. 8, McClellan said Tuesday.
"I'm not getting excited one way or another," McClellan said.
Prior to the summer class McClellan was in good academic standing. In a prior interview McClellan noted that he was doing well in the particular class until the passing of his father. After that family obligations and grief made it too difficult to succeed in the class.
To further complicate the matter McClellan has been nursing a leg injury that has kept him out of action off and on all fall. He returned to practice on Monday, but will not push it if his appeal is denied. McClellan should battle for the starting two-guard spot when he returns. He was the Cats' top reserve by the end of the season and played very well in the Pac-10 and NCAA Tournaments.