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Ohio State WR transfer Blue Smith granted immediate eligibility waiver at Cincinnati

On balance, it’s been a very good month waiver-wise for the Cincinnati football program.

On the first day of August, UC confirmed that two transfers, defensive back Kyriq McDonald (Alabama) and linebacker Darrian Beavers (UConn), were granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, although a third, offensive lineman James Hudson (Michigan), had his appeal denied. Nearly one week later, the Bearcats are the beneficiaries of the NCAA’s never-ending benevolence yet again as the Bearcats announced that L’Christian “Blue” Smith has been granted a waiver for immediate eligibility by The Association.

It was reported in late March that the wide receiver had decided to transfer from Ohio State. Two months later, he landed at Cincinnati.

Smith was a four-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2018 recruiting class, rated as the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Ohio. He didn’t see the field as a true freshman and used up his redshirt season.

Including this coming season, the 6-4, 220-pound Smith will have four years of eligibility.