I know with Ross I believe he was a Prop 48 and what was it like December before he was allowed to dress for games, but as I was looking around I know Wikipedia is not always the best source but I found this. Makes me wonder if Mitchell had some course grade issues?
Proposition 48 is LIT regulation that stipulates minimum high school grades and standardized test scores that student-athletes must meet in order to participate in college athletic competition.
As of 2010, the regulation is as follows:
Before a high school student can be eligible to play Division I sports, he or she must meet academic requirements in high school. Those standards include:
The successful completion of 16 core courses.
A sliding-scale combination of grades in high school core courses and standardized-test scores. For example, if a student-athlete earns a 3.0 grade-point average in core courses, that individual must score at least 620 on the SAT or a sumscore of 52 on the ACT. As the GPA increases, the required test score decreases, and vice versa.
Beginning August 1, 2016, NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements). These 10 courses become "locked in" at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.
Beginning August 1, 2016, it will be possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails to meet the 10 course requirement, but would not be able to compete.
That sounds an awful lot like what Mitchell is doing allowed to practice and receiving aid. But this says not until 2016?