OSU football: Israel Antwine deemed immediately eligible by NCAA
The NCAA passed down its decision on Wednesday to grant Oklahoma State defensive lineman Israel Antwine immediate eligibility after his transfer from Colorado in January.
Antwine’s father, Dwayne Antwine, told The Oklahoman Wednesday afternoon that the NCAA had notified OSU’s compliance department of the decision to approve Israel's application.
Antwine had applied for a hardship exception after transferring following his freshman season at Colorado, when his head coach, position coach and academic advisor all left the program.
“Israel was feeling discombobulated,” Dwayne Antwine said in January after his son enrolled at OSU. “All those people were gone, and it didn't feel the same to him.”
The Millwood High School product provides immediate help on the defensive line as a true sophomore. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder can play on the interior or on the end, where he primarily played at Colorado.