Honestly this decision doesn’t surprise me.
Frankly, it’s brutally unfair, given other decisions rendered this season, and it certainly speaks, as Andy Bitter is reporting of an absolutist view and interpretation of the rules: (His thread starts here)
The NCAA has denied Brock Hoffman's final appeal for immediate eligibility, per Virginia Tech. He has no more avenues for a waiver. He’ll have to sit out this year. #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 27, 2019
There are many complaints and lots of frustration in Hokie Nation. Unfortunately, there is no avenue short of the court system for an appeal, and to whom are you actually appealing an apparently unfair and arbitrary decision; the same body that took it in the first place, and then the second?
So, young Mr. Hoffman’s talent will have to wait until the 2020 season. He’s still at Tech, still closer to his mother, and still on the team. We’ll just have to wait, too.
It’s still not any easier to take, nor does it seem a fair application of the rules or a justly adjudicated appeal.