Sedric Hill eligible at Edison, on his way to Hawaii

August 24th, 2011, 3:04 pm ·

· posted by Steve Fryer

Senior receiver Sedric Hill has been granted athletic eligibility at Edison for the upcoming football season, a CIF State appeals panel ruled today. He will play in Edison's season opener on Friday in Hawaii.

Hill transferred during the spring from Mater Dei, where he was an All-Trinity League first-team selection in 2010. His transfer was not approved by the CIF-Southern Section as the section office ruled that Hill's transfer was athletically motivated.

According to CIF-SS rule 510, a transfer that appears to be athletically motivated, in part or in whole, will bar the transferred student-athlete from gaining athletic eligibility at the student's new school.

Hill attended the CIF State hearing with his father and spoke on his own behalf. Immediately after the hearing he boarded a plane to Maui where Edison opens its 2011 season Friday against Baldwin of Wailuku.

Edison athletic director Rick Boyce said Edison does not blame the CIF-SS office for not granting Hill eligibility.

"The Southern Section had legitimate questions and concerns," said Boyce from Hawaii. "We were able to clarify all of the Southern Section's concerns at the state hearing."

The state panel granted Hill's eligibility as a hardship waiver, under which the CIF section or state will grant athletic eligibility when a student-athlete transfers from one school to another because of a compelling need or situation beyond the student's control.

The one-game suspension of Edison coach Dave White, for pre-enrollment contact with Hill, remains in effect for the Chargers' second game, against Garfield of Los Angeles. Boyce said Edison might pursue having that suspension lifted when the football team returns from Hawaii, where White is accompanying the team.

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