Vidal Hazelton and Broderick Green both committed to USC hoping to win a National Title and numerous accolades and awards, but after last season many thought that since they had been passed by younger kids; their chances for playing time was dwindling at USC. At the end of the season both decided to transfer out of LA.
Hazelton cited that playing time was not the real reason why he left the Trojans, but he left to be closer to his ailing grandfather. The NCAA did not see it that way and did not waive the mandatory year sit out that players have to take when transferring from one FBS school to another. They deemed that Cincinnati is not close enough to Georgia, where his grandfather is currently residing.
His former teammate was hoping for a different result when he petitioned the NCAA to allow him to play for Arkansas this season. In The Bleachers has learned through FOX16 news that Green will be given the green light to play this season. Green was citing the same reasons as Hazelton for the transfer, sick family member. However, in Green's case that family member lives in the same state where he is going to school.