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TE Josh McNeil( remember him?) last I saw was not doing so hot academically and was talking about having to go the Fort Union route before heading to Bama. Now according to this article not only has he " switched " high schools to one out of state to enroll on time but now will enroll early!! My question is, and you hear about it occasionally, but do you think these college coaches are setting up transfers for these kids to go to different high schools to get the kid qualified? I know La Micheal James left Texas for I believe arkansas to get him qualified. Shaking my head.
One would think if Bama arranged it, it sure as hell wouldn't be in NY.
Also, you don't know what the kid's grades were.
Kid had his heart set on enrolling early, and he found a place to do it. That simple
Yes Bama did the same thing with Eddie lacy. He had terrible grades, went to John Curtis and boom his grades were all good. I work with his cousin and he said something was fishy about his recruitment
We turned down his commitment due to grades FWIW... similar situation to Kelsey
This post was edited by SocialTwerker 18 months ago
Yea, because since his cousin said it, it makes it true.
Pretty common...with Bama/Auburn recruits, at least. Bama recently moved a kid with grade issues across state lines here in PCola.
Not sure why they'd go through the trouble...just do what Auburn does and monkey with his transcript.
bammer also did it with Darius Page this year. He transfered from school in the Florida panhandle to a school in Mobile this year because of something related to his grades. The kid even admitted a bammer assistant coach encouraged him to make this move
Yep he did...told him to graduate on time he needed more credits, that school could not provide those, and schools in Alabama could. Just a difference in the school systems.
The kid also claimed the bammer assistant coach told him the football coach at this school in Mobile would take care of him. Whatever that means
Means exactly what i said...school can provide enough credits to graduate, his former school didn't. Simple as that
not true. lmj was fine w/ the ncaa. he couldn't pass the taks test, which every hs student in texas has to pass in order to graduate. two completely different things.
There was one more obstacle between James and college. He was already well on his way to meeting NCAA academic requirements, but Texas students must pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills before they can receive a high school diploma.
So James, who struggles with standardized tests, transferred for the second semester of his senior year across State Line Avenue, the road that splits Texarkana, Texas, from Texarkana, Ark., to Arkansas High School.
“He just never could pass that test,” Brady says. “That was the best thing for him. He didn’t need to be sitting around Texarkana waiting to go off to college. He needed to go as soon as he could that summer and get out of Texarkana.”
Pure Gold. To much talking going on at Popeye's.
This post was edited by BIGJLAW 18 months ago
Didn't read all of the posts after the OP, so I don't know if it has been answered. Some school systems are on a block schedule system that allows for one more classes to be taken in a given year. It happened with one of the DL out of the state of Florida where he moved to another school system so that he could make sure the 2 classes that he had failed as a freshman or sophomore in time so that he could graduate with his senior class. It is pretty common. Some do it because it allows them to enroll early since they can get a few extra classes in and some do it so that they have a better shot of finishing without taking summer school after the senior year.
Facts and stuff.
There was some controversy about bammer sending kids to the school Josh McNeil is attending back when Mike DuBose was the coach in Tuscaloosa. The Birmingham News did a story about the school at the time that included accusations of teachers leaving the classroom during test so students could copy off each other and teachers leaving the answer sheets to test on their desk and then leaving the classroom during test. The bammer athletic department refused to accept any kids from that school for a few years after that story ran in the Birmingham News, but I guess they have reverted back to accepting those kids now
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by aubie25 18 months ago
There was a lot of controversy period when DuBose was the coach from every direction possible. None of that has anything to do with anything.
I imagine since Eric Ramsey caused a lot of problems for Auburn that they should probably stop recruiting anyone from Homewood High School......or maybe the HC on tape with Ramsey shouldn't be associated with the program anymore, but he obviously still is.
exactly...stupid that Aubie talks about Alabama having problems when a known "cheater" is running around the program
Idiotic comparison, because there are institutional problems with this school. There are no institutional problems with Homewood that I am aware of
Hit the link below. It is the same school Josh McNeil is attending. The school has simply been moved to New York because of financial problems
I don't have a problem with Pat Dye still being involved at Auburn. That was a different time and there were a lot of underhanded stuff that went on back then, but I am just not for people that want to complain about others posting like they are on a high horse when 2 seconds later he is in another thread doing the same thing.
Like I said, let the idiots be idiots. There is not a conveyer belt automatically forcing people to the idiot box.
That goes for more folks than Aubie I can assure you.
This post was edited by BetterOff 18 months ago
Seriously. A link from 11 years ago. Seriously.
What has changed during that time?
Me neither...Pat Dye could be their head coach for all i care.
It is just crazy how Lenny knows so much about articles from this far back! I just don't understand why people care so much about the littlest things...people seem to skew every part of it, and make it out to be something huge. So what if a guy went to school to graduate and Alabama told him to move their. Does that matter? Nope. We are the school giving him the scholly. Dont you think he would have to graduate to be part of this class? Duh
Oh i dont know...
11 years ago was 2001, nothing has changed at all
Forget about getting into college. The University of Auburn has graduated players that could not read or write. Sad but true.
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