Mike Fey, who was originally supposed to enroll last fall but had not acheived a qualifying test score, did pass his latest attempt at the ACT.
Fey, who now says he's 7-0 and weighs 255 pounds, played his high school ball at Olympia (Wash.) Capital last year. He committed to UCLA in the summer of 2000, graduated from high school in spring of 2001, and was supposed to enroll at UCLA in fall of 2001. He should have been a freshman this year, alongside current freshmen Cedric Bozeman, Dijon Thompson and Andre Patterson, but Fey never achieved a qualifying test score. He committed to UCLA again, signed another National Letter of Intent in November and took classes at Harbor City CC, while taking the SAT and the ACT. He took the tests a few times this fall, hoping to pass and qualify in time to play this season, but didn't achieve a qualifying score.
His latest attempt -- and success -- was not in time to allow him to enroll for winter quarter, thus missing the chance to play on this year's squad. It will, however, allow Fey to enroll either this spring quarter or for summer quarter. It will give UCLA the option of counting his scholarship against either this year's class or next. More than likey, UCLA will count his scholarship against next year's class, to enable Fey's eligibility clock to not start counting until next season. This will make Fey a true freshman next year, while still retaining the option of a redshirt year.