Cade Mays' new attorney issues statement about NCAA waiver to play immediately
As the wait continues for Cade Mays to get clearance to play for Tennessee, his new attorney has released a statement. The talented lineman is trying to receive a waiver to play immediately after he transferred from Georgia to his hometown school.
“The request to reconsider Cade Mays request for a transfer waiver with the NCAA has been filed. Cade is an exceptional young man and student athlete,” Attorney Greg Isaacs wrote on Twitter. “Came home to East Tennesse to be be with his family based on his environment at the prior institution.”
Nearly a month ago, Mays’ waiver was been denied, and university leaders immediately said they planned to appeal. Mays is a Knoxville, Tennessee native, and it was a surprise when the Tennessee legacy chose to start his college career at Georgia. His addition to an already solid Tennessee offensive line would make the Vols offensive front one of the best around.
Mays had been a longtime recruit to join Tennessee’s program under Butch Jones, but after being committed to his hometown Volunteers for over two years, the 5-star lineman signed with Georgia as a member of the program’s 2018 recruiting class.
The sequence of events of his transfer began when offensive line coach Sam Pittman left Georgia for Arkansas, and Tennessee signed Cade’s younger brother Cooper Mays as a member of its 2020 recruiting class. Then Mays hired attorney Tom Mars, who has successfully managed to get a number of athletes eligible immediately in recent years, including Justin Fields at Ohio State and Shea Patterson at Michigan. Now Isaacs is leading the legal charge with the NCAA.