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I"thought it would be easier " yeah I learned this lesson about 18-23 years of age as well. Still learning it I think..,

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I talked to his seven on seven coach last night at my kids practice here in So cal, and he said he was placed at Western Arizona and will be going to Florida after he is done. Also said Blades told him he he never wanted to go to Nebraska and that he only committed because of going against his father.

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I talked to his seven on seven coach last night at my kids practice here in So cal, and he said he was placed at Western Arizona and will be going to Florida after he is done. Also said Blades told him he he never wanted to go to Nebraska and that he only committed because of going against his father.

Sounds like a mature kid.

 

I'm betting Nebraska told him he will qualify IF he gets his butt to work in the classroom. Spoiler: he didn't.

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I talked to his seven on seven coach last night at my kids practice here in So cal, and he said he was placed at Western Arizona and will be going to Florida after he is done. Also said Blades told him he he never wanted to go to Nebraska and that he only committed because of going against his father.

Sounds like a mature kid.

 

I'm betting Nebraska told him he will qualify IF he gets his butt to work in the classroom. Spoiler: he didn't.

Mattyice that's right, he said that his mom wanted him to go to Nebraska because of Williams, and that his dad did not like Williams. He did not like idea of him going to Nebraska or Williams at all and wanted him to go to Florida.

 

The coach also said that Nebraska set a plan for him to get eligible and that he just never committed to following it. He thought about going JUCO route here in so cal but, that it wouldn't be good for him to be close to home.

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I hope he gets his grades in order in juco, but what are the realistic chances he ever ends up at UF? <50% IMO

If he plays big time ball I would say 100% since they placed him at his JUCO

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I hope he gets his grades in order in juco, but what are the realistic chances he ever ends up at UF? <50% IMO

If he plays big time ball I would say 100% since they placed him at his JUCO

??? Where are you hearing FL placed him in his JUCO?

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I've honestly never heard of that. There's greyshirting, which could have been a possible idea for Blades. The staff "places" him in a junior college they feel comfortable with, where they know he can work out, get grades on track, and they'll get a chance to visit him often. Then he would join in the spring, delaying his clock and giving the staff the ability to count him towards the next year's class.

 

But to my knowledge, nothing is binding from a greyshirt. Nebraska wouldn't have to accept his commitment in the spring and anyone would be allowed to poach him. I could be wrong on that though.

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Edit:....I looked up the rules. A grey shirt is when a kid doesn't enroll in any classes till the fall semester is over.

 

Grey shirting has nothing to do with grades. It has to do with running out of scholarships so this process would push the kid into the next recruiting cycle.

 

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Edit:....I looked up the rules. A grey shirt is when a kid doesn't enroll in any classes till the fall semester is over.

 

Grey shirting has nothing to do with grades. It has to do with running out of scholarships so this process would push the kid into the next recruiting cycle.

 

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But I still don't believe there's anything binding about "placing" a recruit at juco. To my knowledge, you are bound once you sign the financial paperwork to the school, which you wouldn't be doing if you take the juco route.

 

That's why graduate transfers have a lot of poaching going on. They may "sign" with a team on signing day, but it doesn't mean anything until they finish the semester at their current school and can officially sign to another school after May.

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Edit:....I looked up the rules. A grey shirt is when a kid doesn't enroll in any classes till the fall semester is over.

 

Grey shirting has nothing to do with grades. It has to do with running out of scholarships so this process would push the kid into the next recruiting cycle.

 

LINK

But I still don't believe there's anything binding about "placing" a recruit at juco. To my knowledge, you are bound once you sign the financial paperwork to the school, which you wouldn't be doing if you take the juco route.

 

That's why graduate transfers have a lot of poaching going on. They may "sign" with a team on signing day, but it doesn't mean anything until they finish the semester at their current school and can officially sign to another school after May.

 

I don't recall ever heating that before either. At least not with it being binding.

 

Perhaps it has something to do with not being released on your Letter of Intent. If there isn't a timeframe on that, I suppose you could still be obligated to that school, even if it's a couple years down the line. Whereas most recruits are released from their NLI if they don't make it to campus. (?)

 

I have no idea. Just speculating. Tried to Google it but didn't come up with anything.

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Ah that definitely makes sense, thank you! I didn't think anything about it until Callahan's tweet and now I'm wondering too. As far as I knew, you could help set up a recruit at a juco that you trust and know well, especially one that an assistant would be able to travel to often, but nothing would be binding. But maybe there is something to the NLI.

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There is nothing binding once they go juco, placed or not. About the only thing that coach could do is limit access to him from other colleges. Unless there has been new rules passed but Mav keeps us up to date on those. And havent seen anything about it in the past 3 years.

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Blades has to graduate with an Associates Degree to move on. Following this kids recruitment I would consider that a sizable hurdle to overcome before worrying about where he's going.

 

He just seems to have a difficult time following through on things and not the greatest support team giving him advice.

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Blades has to graduate with an Associates Degree to move on. Following this kids recruitment I would consider that a sizable hurdle to overcome before worrying about where he's going.

 

He just seems to have a difficult time following through on things and not the greatest support team giving him advice.

Have you seen Last Chance U? May not be as hard as you think.

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Blades has to graduate with an Associates Degree to move on. Following this kids recruitment I would consider that a sizable hurdle to overcome before worrying about where he's going.

 

He just seems to have a difficult time following through on things and not the greatest support team giving him advice.

Have you seen Last Chance U? May not be as hard as you think.

 

 

Season 2 comes out tomorrow!

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Edit:....I looked up the rules. A grey shirt is when a kid doesn't enroll in any classes till the fall semester is over.

 

Grey shirting has nothing to do with grades. It has to do with running out of scholarships so this process would push the kid into the next recruiting cycle.

 

LINK

But I still don't believe there's anything binding about "placing" a recruit at juco. To my knowledge, you are bound once you sign the financial paperwork to the school, which you wouldn't be doing if you take the juco route.

 

That's why graduate transfers have a lot of poaching going on. They may "sign" with a team on signing day, but it doesn't mean anything until they finish the semester at their current school and can officially sign to another school after May.

 

I don't recall ever heating that before either. At least not with it being binding.

 

Perhaps it has something to do with not being released on your Letter of Intent. If there isn't a timeframe on that, I suppose you could still be obligated to that school, even if it's a couple years down the line. Whereas most recruits are released from their NLI if they don't make it to campus. (?)

 

I have no idea. Just speculating. Tried to Google it but didn't come up with anything.

 

I agree. I'm puzzled by that also.

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On 10/21/2017 at 11:51 AM, ScottyIce said:

Weird dude. Twitter pic is of him in Huskers gear signing autographs for Huskers fans at a Huskers game.

Maybe now he’ll change that? Very odd. Uh, good luck to him. 

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How does a guy who couldn't qualify to Nebraska get an offer from Illinois?

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10 minutes ago, Husker2019 said:

How does a guy who couldn't qualify to Nebraska get an offer from Illinois?

By doing the JuCo route

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