Two more cleared to play

One of the biggest questions heading into game week was regarding the eligibility of a number of players who had yet to be fully cleared. Most were taken care of early in the week, but it wasn't until the end of the week that two more players were cleared.

CB Devin Ross was cleared to play for the Wildcats midday on Friday. Ross, who attended three high schools, including two last year, had his transcripts held up after being initially cleared to play the first week of fall camp.

Ross has missed a number of practices, but is expected to be in uniform and could see the field Saturday against BYU. Mike Stoops indicated on Monday that, if eligible, Ross would be in the mix at corner.

Offensive lineman Cory Elmore got the good news on Thursday and was able to practice with the team the past two days. Like Ross, Elmore was originally cleared but then pulled from practicing after the NCAA Clearinghouse decided to review his transcripts.

The news was not as good for junior college defensive tackle Gabe Long. Long told Wildcat Insider that he had passed the final class he needed to receive this associates degree but as of Friday afternoon he had not been cleared by the University.

Long is in Tucson and is awaiting word, but time is running out for him to become eligible this season.

There has been no progress on the status of freshman Braylon Broughton and he looks like he will have to wait until January to enroll.

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