Rhodes originally committed to Virginia Tech but was a late addition to Louisville's 2010 recruiting class, signing with the Cards after national signing. Strong took a chance that Rhodes, who was borderline academically, could meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
He didn't, InsideTheVille.com confirmed Monday morning. Rhodes, according to his former high school coach, did not meet NCAA academic requirements to play as a freshman this season at Louisville, and is headed to a junior college in Mississippi this fall.
"He didn't make it, he didn't qualify NCAA," said Stu Brown, Rhodes' former high school coach at Varina H.S. "He just missed it. There were a couple classes that he needed to take and he took those classes. He just didn't get the grades he needed."
"He's headed off to junior college, it‘s in Mississippi, it‘s a long Indian name but I forget the name," Brown said. "De'Antre has been overwhelmed with the process trying to get qualified and he's ready to get started somewhere. JUCO is the route he's chosen."
Rhodes hadn't left for Mississippi as of last week, according to Brown.
"There were a lot of junior colleges that wanted him but he made his decision based on the friend of a former coach," Brown said.