Former Blue RB Kareem Walker Update

Submitted by Expert In Bird Law on September 4th, 2018 at 11:19 PM

Kareem Walker transferred to Fort Scott CC this fall, in his week two game he carried the ball 17 times for 108 yards and a TD.

Comments

Blau

September 5th, 2018 at 5:21 AM ^

I’m surprised so many previously highly rated recruits go straight to the CC football route without investigating MAC, MWC, or one of the G5 conferences where competition is still competitive but more importantly a four year degree goes a lot farther. I understand many transfer that route due to poor grades, behavioral issues or legal stuff too but that’s such a drop off in my opinion. Even if they are featured on a Netflix documentary or whatever.

S5R48S10

September 5th, 2018 at 7:11 AM ^

If a player transfers, they are ineligible to play at other FBS programs for one year.  Typically, when highly rated players transfer to a non-NCAA member school, they play for one year then transfer to another Power 5 team for the rest of your career.   If they transferred to a MAC-level school, they would not be allowed to play during that ineligible year.  

And frankly, one year of conditioning and practice with no chance of competition sounds terrible.

The Mad Hatter

September 5th, 2018 at 7:47 AM ^

Plus for those with academic issues a year of CC helps to get their footing in a college environment. Many of these kids went to crap schools where they probably weren't expected to do much work. 

Freshman year in Ann Arbor can be challenging even for top students. 

I hope Kareem does well. I thought he was going to be great here.

Charlestown Chiefs

September 5th, 2018 at 11:35 AM ^

Absolutely correct.  I finished high school top 5 in my class and first semester freshman year was a massive wake up call.  I struggled mightily to pull a C average that semester.  And I didn't have to worry about playing a sport and practicing/training.  A lot of high schools do next to nothing to prepare you for the next level.