USC defensive back Josh Shaw said Wednesday he was expecting the NCAA to review his hardship waiver Thursday.
Shaw, a Florida transfer, wrote in a text message that he is hopeful his request will be granted and he's allowed to suit up immediately for the Trojans in 2012. If it's denied, he'd sit out the upcoming season and become eligible in 2013 as a redshirt junior.
His case centers on an ailing grandfather and father, with his father in charge of running the family business in Palmdale, an hour northeast of Los Angeles. Shaw says he's confident the NCAA will grant his waiver, as USC director of compliance Kevin Sergent told him the files he submitted were among the most extensive he has dealt with in all his time in the profession.
USC coach Lane Kiffin wouldn't go so far as to say he was confident when asked about the matter after the Trojans' practice Tuesday.
"I wouldn't use the word confident, because I don't know how they figure these things out," Kiffin said. "Obviously we would expect for it to be granted.
"Knowing Josh's situation and why he came back and what he has going on in his personal life, I think there'd be a lot of reasons to grant it."
Former USC running back Amir Carlisle had his waiver granted for his transfer to Notre Dame this offseason. His father, Duane, recently accepted a job as Purdue's director of sports performance and the family is reportedly relocating to the Indiana area.