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RB Maurice Washington [Nebraska-Signed LOI]

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3 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

I'm betting he doesn't wear a Husker uniform.

 

You have the right to that opinion, but I think he will work his tail off to make it here, and be able to play in a couple years.

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9 minutes ago, The Murphinator said:

 

You have the right to that opinion, but I think he will work his tail off to make it here, and be able to play in a couple years.

I'm thinking he will be headed elsewhere

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1 hour ago, StPaulHusker said:

I'm betting he doesn't wear a Husker uniform.

What if he wears it in practice?

 

Ill take that bet. Winner owes loser a beer before next gopher/husker basketball game?

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14 minutes ago, Minnesota_husker said:

What if he wears it in practice?

 

Ill take that bet. Winner owes loser a beer before next gopher/husker basketball game?

If he actually joins the team and makes it to the fall on the roster, I will happily buy you that beer

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3 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

If he actually joins the team and makes it to the fall on the roster, I will happily buy you that beer

I am banking on him wearing it during practice while he is ineligible.. But that still counts as him putting the jersey on! 

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5 minutes ago, Minnesota_husker said:

I am banking on him wearing it during practice while he is ineligible.. But that still counts as him putting the jersey on! 

I don't know what the rules are if you're academically ineligible if you can still practice.

 

I'm saying he won't be on the roster

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I am with you @StPaulHusker. I just don't see how he stays. He is a tremendous talent and I want him on our team, but I can't see it. He is very troubled, and we all know the main reason, but to be expelled so close to graduation is very short sighted and selfish by him. I wouldn't be surprised if he is talking to other teams to see if he could go there. In addition, I would be afraid for Maurice to go JUCO, for his career and life.   

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11 minutes ago, NM11046 said:

Admitedly late to the convo - what are the main reasons he is so troubled?

 

On 1/24/2018 at 1:45 PM, Mavric said:

Word is in California his Junior year he was ruled ineligible because his school transfer was deemed to be for "athletic reasons" so he got frustrated and behind on his school work.  Then he moved to Texas and had catching-up to do but got his classes caught up and has very good grades and a qualifying SAT score so he's good to go now.

 

His coach played with Fisher and Walters in the NFL so he got the Huskers interested.  Washington is also interested in UCLA but he hasn't taken an OV there because he's more familiar with them from living in California.  NU, ASU, tOSU and UCLA are the four he's looking at.

 

Announcing on NSD on ESPN.

 

Not sure what happened in the latest round of issues but it sounds like he got booted from his school so he went back to California for this semester.

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18 hours ago, teachercd said:

This is why I want to start an online "HS" for core class completion.  With a HUGE emphasis on certain students.

Get me a business proposal and if it will be able to work with kids in all states. I wouldn't mind being in on ground floor for this with money. I really don't want to do the work, but would be willing to invest if things add up!! Seems like there should already be something like this in place if it's not illegal.

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247 guys no longer seem so confident, not giving any reason why, other than the known info and fact that they were told different by his HS coaches... quite odd.

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9 hours ago, StPaulHusker said:

I don't know what the rules are if you're academically ineligible if you can still practice.

 

I'm saying he won't be on the roster

 

If he gets the waiver, it's a forced redshirt. He'd be the same as every other redshirt, just with absolutely no chance of playing.

 

 

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15 hours ago, NM11046 said:

Admitedly late to the convo - what are the main reasons he is so troubled?

 

@NM11046 I've attached a link to a really good article Chris Heady from the OWH wrote about Washington and his past.  It may be behind a paywall so an alternate way to get some more info would be to check out Severe's "The Bottom Line" podcast where he discusses it quite a bit.

 

http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/maurice-washington-spent-years-struggling-to-honor-his-late-father/article_794069fc-8cb0-545f-912c-aab7d7c3cb04.html

 

In a nutshell, Washington lost his father at age 9 to cancer and he's really struggled with life when he wasn't playing football.  He's bounced around to several different HSs trying to get himself sorted out.  

 

On one hand I think that if Nebraska can just get him on campus he'll be ok because let's be honest...Nebraska is football crazy and the structure that a big time D1 program provides both academically and athletically might be exactly what he needs.  On the other hand I could see a school like Fresno St or maybe San Diego St swooping in at the last minute and being able to play the proximity card/play early card.  If San Diego St were closer to Sunnyvale (it's about 500 miles away) I'd have some cause for concern because SDSU has put some stud RBs in the NFL since Rocky Long took over (Ronnie Hillman, Donnell Pumphrey and Rashad Penney).  I have absolutely zero basis for my comments on SDSU, it's based on purely speculation and this kid's expressed desire to play early and get to the NFL.

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8 hours ago, ScottyIce said:

247 guys no longer seem so confident, not giving any reason why, other than the known info and fact that they were told different by his HS coaches... quite odd.

Schaefer expanded a bit on the radio this morning. Apparently the school he is now enrolled in is an online school so he has no support structure in place currently to help him ensure he finishes the requisite courses. The NU coaches do try to keep in touch, but apparently Washington has a habit of going off the grid sometimes. Not that the kid doesn’t want to come to NU, just seems he may not have the sense of purpose needed to get to NU. 

 

——edit—-

It doesn’t look they have put up a podcast of that segment yet, but when they do it will be posted here:  

 

http://www.theticketfm.com/category/early-break/

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Frost's comments are a little more encouraging, but I'm not sure what he means by "options". There is not a ton the incoming institution can do right now, it's mostly about the applicant filling requirements and the NCAA processing/approving. Every summer there is a huge stockpile of cases in men's basketball and football and the schools can't do much more than wait and hope. 

 

The online school bit doesn't worry me too much except the issues surrounding theses cases tend to be about how credible the results are, and online schools are even more ripe for exploitation than traditional schools are. It could potentionally take even longer to process. None of this leaves me with a high amount of confidence he makes it this fall, eligible to play this year or not, but I absolutely agree with the poster above that if he can just get into the program he'll get the support, academic and otherwise, he needs.

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"When a kid commits to us, we're committed to them," Frost said. "Maurice has been through some real trials in the last couple years. We're going to try and walk step-by-step with him and try to get him through this. Hopefully he'll land in a good place. 

 

NU may not necessarily have to request an academic waiver for Washington, either. 

 

"I don't want to talk about waivers, I don't want to guess on what the NCAA will do, I don't want to guess on if we might file a waiver — we might not," Frost said. "That's assuming a lot, that we'd need to go to a waiver. Right now we're trying to do what we can to get him eligible." 

 

OWH

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“He’s going to graduate high school," Frost said. "We are hoping he gets to a point where he’s an NCAA qualifier, but part of the new rule is they have to have a certain percentage of their core classes done by their junior year. He had a really rough junior year because of some of the things that were going on with him – losing his father, transferring schools, not being able to play football. He was he dealing with a lot of things and didn’t have a very good junior year.

 

"I think there’s a chance he might be able to make those (core credits) up. If he’s a qualifier but doesn’t have the right number of core classes by his 11th-grade year, that would allow him to be an academic redshirt. We’ll see where he lands, and we’ll certainly fight for him no matter what the situation is.”

 

HOL

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5 hours ago, brophog said:

Frost's comments are a little more encouraging, but I'm not sure what he means by "options". There is not a ton the incoming institution can do right now, it's mostly about the applicant filling requirements and the NCAA processing/approving. Every summer there is a huge stockpile of cases in men's basketball and football and the schools can't do much more than wait and hope. 

 

The online school bit doesn't worry me too much except the issues surrounding theses cases tend to be about how credible the results are, and online schools are even more ripe for exploitation than traditional schools are. It could potentionally take even longer to process. None of this leaves me with a high amount of confidence he makes it this fall, eligible to play this year or not, but I absolutely agree with the poster above that if he can just get into the program he'll get the support, academic and otherwise, he needs.

Those online schools have become much better and if it is accredited it would be really difficult to deny the grades.  But you never know! 

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18 minutes ago, teachercd said:

Those online schools have become much better and if it is accredited it would be really difficult to deny the grades.  But you never know! 

 

We are talking about the NCAA here. 

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