And BOOM! Now being told by source at #OU, LaColtan Bester is officially clear and good to go. No Clearinghouse needed for JUCO transfers.— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) July 27, 2012
I honestly didn't know JUCO guys didn't need Clearinghouse approval. Bester is not in Norman, but is cleared and will be here next week.— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) July 27, 2012
Was told #OU's diligence in procuring Bester's paperwork was the biggest holdup since he graduated two weeks ago.— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) July 27, 2012
Oklahoma fans received some really good news Thursday evening when Carey Murdock, of SoonerScoop.com (Did you know they're running a one free month special right now?) broke the news that Lacoltan Bester was "good to go" and enrolled. The even better news was the fact he would not need approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse, notorious for taking their sweet time, before receiving official clearance.
As you can see above, Bester has not yet arrived in Norman but should be doing so shortly. Which is a good (and necessary) thing with respect to his chances for contributing this season. The fact that he will be here to fully participate in fall camp only bodes in his favor.