Joe Bolden to enroll EARLY!

Submitted by TexanGOBLUE on December 21st, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Per TomVH Twitter: LB commit Joe Bolden is all set to enrolling early! I didn't know about this and i am very excited about the news! Please delete if this is old news!!

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The Baughz

December 21st, 2011 at 12:28 PM ^

I think it is old news, but still good news none the less. i think this just might be the confirmation post. Im excited as hell for this kid. I think he will be one of the best in this class.

mark5750

December 21st, 2011 at 12:56 PM ^

What does this mean for the total number we will take this year?  I know it has probably been exhausted but since we are nearing the yearly cap on scholarships awarded, will it matter that three of them or maybe more will count toward the 2011 class?  Also, how many can we slide into this class knowing that next year will likely be closer to 20 and maybe even in the teens for total number available?

wlubd

December 21st, 2011 at 12:54 PM ^

What everyone else said + we needed 3 early enrollees in order to get to the 28 we're aiming for in the class. Bolden, Ringer and Wilson will all enroll early.

Edit-People already explained below. This is why you should read the rest of the thread before replying...

joeyb

December 21st, 2011 at 12:40 PM ^

Per NCAA rules, actually.

You can only recruit 25 per year, but you can backdate as many EEs as you want to the previous year, as long as it doesn't put you over 25. The Big Ten rule limits the number 3 backdates, effectively capping your max class size at 28.

Magnus

December 21st, 2011 at 12:38 PM ^

Yeah, Bolden tweeted the other day that he was excited because he had his last day of high school.  It's kind of a cool thing, but I kind of enjoyed my last semester of high school, too.  I guess if you're trying to get to the NFL or be a star college player, then the sacrifice is probably worth it.

JeepinBen

December 21st, 2011 at 1:02 PM ^

Don't get me wrong, I loved Michigan and would have loved another semester, but my last semester of high school was great too. Hockey season streched into the state playoffs, won a Lacrosse state title, prom, senior ditch day at Wrigley, all that stuff. Bolden gave up going to prom and other stuff that you get as a senior, but for him it was probably the right decision. I wasnt in his situation, so I dunno what I would have done.

/yes, college is sweeter than high school in hindsight, but he's 18, prom and random high school stuff was a big deal at 17/18 years old.