I read somewhere that Adrian Witty is retaking classes and hopes to enroll in January...if that happens, does this season count as a redshirt season? Or could he redshirt in 2010, anyway? And which recruiting class would he count towards? 2009 or 2010? I'm confused about the whole situation.
Adrian Witty Eligibility Question
No this would not count as a redshirt since he is not on the team. He could redshirt in 2010
He can count towards either class if they have scholarships available.
I also thought that early enrollees can count towards either class, but I was corrected yesterday when I stated that. I guess there has been a rule change, and this is no longer possible.
Thanks. According to ZoneReadStretch, for those who don't feel like clicking the link: "This rule has recently changed. Using Adrian Witty as an example, the old rule allowed his scholarship to be applied to the 2009 class if he enrolled early in the 2010 class as most feel will happen, but this rule as recently changed not allowing his scholarship to be applied to the 2009 class, thus his scholarship would count against the 2010 number which allows us to sign up to 28 kids, but by enrolling day (June) that number has to be down to 25 in a given class."
I believe this situation is called the "greyshirt". Witty will still have his chance to play all four years if he wishes.
a greyshirt is a situation where you are on the team but paying your own way until a scholarship becomes available. for reference this is what todd boeckman did at OSU allowing him to be a 6th year senior last season.
a player cant extend his eligibility by not being on scholarship
greyshirt has to do with enrollment. so a player either enrolls in january or enrolls and takes under 12 credits (thus not being a fulltime student)
so no question of red-shirt here (that would be like red-shirting DG this year).
If he enrolls in Jan, we have the OPTION of counting him towards wither the 2009 or 2010 class.
You can no longer apply his schollie to 2009, just the 2010 class...recent rule change. "MGoAlumnus;" has the link and the OP cited my post from yesterday. the 5-8 spots; however you look @ it are going to be @ a premimum due to this.
they will count as many of the 2010 early enrollee recruits as possible towards last year's limit of 25 per year (should be about 3 or 4 spots if my memory serves me correct). he may or may not be one of these (doesn't really matter). the rest will count towards the normal 2010 recruiting limit of 25 per yr. he will be able to redshirt in 2010 like any other recruit coming in. short answer, treat him as a 2010 recruit.
On WTKA this morning Webb said that the coaches told him that early enrolees are not counted toward the previous year/season's recruiting class (in this case 2009) but are slotted against the next year, along with those that aren't early enrolees.
will not redshirt I guarantee you that.
Because of our paper-thin secondary, or because you feel like he'll be ready to contribute?
I have herd very good things about witty from his friend cassius mcDowell, he is working out everyday and is very focused on school. Lets hope this is true.
Well, we all know that if you're going to trust anyone about a kid's potential to contribute immediately on the FBS level, it's that guy's best friend who's a senior in high school.
a kid's spotlight-craving father or uncle. Those types always seem to be incredibly trustworthy as well.
its not like hes taking junior college courses or anything, just trying to sharpen up that high school diploma. he would probably be treated much like a mormon recruit that took a mission for a year or two after graduating high school.
Since he graduated from high school, couldn't Witty just enroll and be given a scholarship in similar fashion to a walkon?