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Oversigning (capacity 25, everyone welcome! maybe)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. WolverineMike

    WolverineMike Senior

    Rivals just put out their top 300. They list Miami(FL) as having 31 commits. How is that possible?
  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    IIRC there are two rules that apply. You cannot have more than 25 "initial counters" in any one academic year. So if you bring in 25 in the fall you can't bring in anyone else new until the next fall. Early enrollees are a way of moving an initial counter back to the previous academic year (if there is room) to create space in the following year.

    The second rule is that you can't have more than 85 on scholarship at any one time. The statement about not having more come in early than graduate in December sounds like the need to stay under that figure.
  3. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    Ok, but this kid never signed with LSU.

    The kid had choices.
    A. Enroll at LSU in spring, but foot bill for 1st semester.
    B. Wait until Fall to enroll at LSU on full ride scholly
    C. Enroll else where in Spring on full ride.

    This kid decided to enroll else where.

    I understand and respect his choice.

    If my understanding of the situation is correct, he could have enrolled here had Lee graduated when he was expected to do so.
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    Not everyone has the synapses of a Jefferson or Lee.
  5. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Of course he never signed with LSU. Early enrollees do not sign a letter of intent. They give a verbal then they enroll after the fall semester and they are then on scholarship.

    Gray shirting needs to be discussed well in advance, not right before classes begin.
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    You realize he had the rug pulled out from under him right? Since it was at the 11th hour instead of the's OK to you?
  7. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Banned

    I see nothing wrong with it so long as you give the kid full disclosure with timely notice.*

    I do not see that here.

    *If he wants to be a part of LSU on his own dime, more power to him.
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    HS coach trying to be gracious. Looks to me like he's trying to fight back the urge to drive to Red Stick to rip Les Miles's balls off.
  9. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    I don't follow recruiting at all.
    Other than to look at the list on signing day, then read about the new guys.

    So I have no clue what was promised to who or when or why.
  10. MONTbigBuck

    MONTbigBuck Sophmore

    Miles obviously would have known that Lee wasn't going to graduate 10 days earlier. I wouldn't define timely notice as letting the kid travel to Baton Rouge from Fla., and then making him hang out for a week before giving him the bad news. I guess Les was too busy fine-tuning that brilliant master game plan for the NC to worry about some kid road tripping several hundred miles for nothing.
  11. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    They're auditioning for the SEC.
  12. korchiki

    korchiki Junior

  13. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Legend

    Oh, son... :lol:
  14. coryhulbert

    coryhulbert Freshman

    So who else is going to be told this if they get a few more players to commit? Unbelievable.
  15. OH10

    OH10 *

    Nick Saban told him that he wished he could have informed him back in August.

    I think we should cut Saban some slack here. He didn't know he would end up getting 25 players he considered better than this guy. And even though he did, he's upholding his commitment by allowing him to sign in 2013... assuming they don't again find 25 players better than him... in which case I can almost assure you they'd let him sign in 2014... unless they find 25 players better than him... (rinse, wash, repeat)

    I have a really good feeling he would be lining up at running back for the University of Alabama at the ripe old age of 27. Good for him!

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