UIL clears up misconceptions around Demas ruling

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Within minutes of the news hitting the wire, the responses started rolling in.

Comment after comment was made in response to the UIL State Executive Committee's decision of ruling Tomball receiver Demond Demas ineligible to play his senior season at Tomball by a 6-0 vote. Due to the decision, Demas had the option to either return to North Forest or seek a private school route.

Instead, the No. 2-ranked recruit in Texas for the 2020 class, who is verbally committed to Texas A&M, will sit out his senior season of varsity play and stay at Tomball High School.

READ: Texas A&M commit Demond Demas denied his appeal to UIL; will sit out senior season

The reactions on social media have ranged from questioning the decision, attacking North Forest High School and Houston ISD's academic track record, the UIL rules on transfers and more.

VYPE reached out to the UIL office to clear up what have become some common misconceptions the public is creating around this decision by the State Executive Committee.

UIL Media Coordinator Kate Hector addressed some of the common misconceptions that have been flooding social media and cleared up some wrongly reported information.

MISCONCEPTION: This happened because Demond Demas is a 5-star recruit?

UIL: "No, that is not part of the decision-making process ... The quality of the athlete or how high-profile it is really has no bearing on the proceedings. When it gets to the State Executive Committee it's an entirely new hearing. If there's any new information, the District Executive Committee's decision is presented as information, but it's a totally new chance for the student to make his case."


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