I just read on Scouts this morning that Kenny Stills will decide between Florida and Oklahoma! Tony Jefferson is also set to decide between USC and Oklahoma. Both are announcing 12/18/09. I checked on Oklahoma's commits and they are already at 25. Strange given all the talks about recruiting numbers. Here is a link to the article.
Jefferson/Stills set to announce
I'm not sure that the Big 12 has a 25-man limit on scholarships.
The NCAA lets teams count early enrollees against the previous class. From the NCAA Rules:
"A student-athlete recruited by the awarding institution who enters after the first term of the academic year and immediately receives institutional financial aid (based in any degree on athletics ability) shall be an initial counter for either the current academic year (if the institution’s annual limit has not been reached) or the next academic year."
Apparently, the Big Ten has changed their rule to prevent this only in conference.
Why would a conference put more stringent qualifications on it's teams than the NCAA? It doesn't make sense, especially with all of the money involved with going to BCS and better bowl games.
I wonder that too. It doesn't make any sense and I don't see how it protects anyone. It seems to me like another example of taking a knife to a gun fight.
You can take as many verbals as you want, but no more than 25 per class by the time the student/athlete reports to campus per the NCAA.
if you have room through attrition and the previous class, you can count your early enrolees toward the previous class except in the big ten.
This strict 25/no early enrolee counting is only a big ten rule, not an NCAA rule. It makes absolute zero f'ing sense, but that is the case.
is the attrition with any class or with just the previous class (i.e., current freshmen) that EE can be applied to? I would think the latter (which would somewhat limit the abuse, I suppose), but you got me wondering ... For example, I would think in a sensical non-B10 world, Witty's type of scholarship slot for this current freshmen class, which was effectively "unused" (though probably went to a walk on for a year), could be taken by an EE in some other conference with the same situation. But that a Wermers, O'Neill type open scholarship (guys who enrolled in previous class but subsequently left) wouldn't be available to an EE. Do I have this right?
I'm not sure highly rated prospects choosing between a list of schools not including Michigan is worthy of an exclamation point. Kinda sucks really. And as far as the 25 goes, the Big 12 probably isn't as dumb as the Big 10
Evidently no other conference is as dumb as the big ten.
And holding out hope Jefferson would pick us in the end. Would have been nice but he will make a fine player wherever he goes.
I am being serious here but I would suggest that everyone put on their tin foil hats just in case.
I am not an American and really have no idea how college athletics is run. I have read on this blog (I think) that an OSU guy is high up in the Big Ten.
This rule has only come into effect this year because last year early enrolees were allowed to count against the previous class.
Is it possible that an OSU guy within the big ten had both the power and foresight to put this plan into place?
I guess what I am thinking is he sees that UM is making a coaching change and all the attrition related to it. Assumes that this is likely to continue over the next few years and think this is a way to keep UM down and potentially doom RR to failure.
I admit that this is waaayyy out there, and maybe to complex for an OSU guy to formulate, but is it possible? Could he have that kind of control to make this come to pass?
I am asking because I really have no idea of the inner workings of the big ten. Also, when considering things like G.S. and the Yankees signing Henson to a deal to get him out of AA early I am not sure what OSU fans and alums are capable of when it comes to sticking a knife in UMs back.
This is an honest question, though seemingly very paranoid I admit. I would just like to know if he would have that type of pull.
This did not happen. Please remove your tinfoil hat.
Thanks. I was just wondering because I had heard that the OSU AD (or something like that) was on (I want to say) board of directors of the big ten or something.
As I said, I have no idea how things work in USA college athletics and wondered if this was a possibility.
Thanks for your response, and the tinfoil hat is now off and in the garbage.....or recycling....I will never figure that shit out!
come to michigan as a freshman, and start at SS next year. I mean USC did go 8-4 maybe they are on the down swing lol
They will pull the M hats out of their back pockets and blow everybody away....I can dream.