N.C. State frosh Rodney Purvis cleared to play this season

North Carolina State fans can exhale and their expectations for the upcoming season can officially loft their way into the mesosphere.

On Monday the NCAA Eligibilty Center cleared freshman guard Rodney Purvis to play the upcoming season. CBSSports.com confirmed the news, which was first reported by SNY.tv.

Purvis is a very talented, five-star guard whose future was murky in recent months, as the NCAA wanted to take a magnifying glass to his transcript. Purvis was the No. 20 overall recruit in Jeff Borzello's 2012 rankings, and his addition to an N.C. State team that reached the Sweet 16 last year will mean the Pack will be picked by some to win the ACC in 2012-13.

UPDATE:

And then Purvis got really excited and went to his Twitter account.

Purvis' clearance seemed like a no-brainer from the outside, but nothing's ever a gimme when talking about the NCAA. Now things are looking pretty clear and cool for the Wolfpack, while North Carolina and Duke are still stuck in some sticky spots. Strange times.

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