Doogie tweeted about 10 minutes ago that the other gopher forum is reporting that the Gophers are getting a commitment from a player who decommited from another BCS school. I'm assuming this is for football but not sure because I'm not paying for the other site. (loyal GH follower) Does anyone know something about this?
JUCO academics don't mean grades as much as course transfer credits. Baylor may not allow a course or two to get transfer credits where the U does...which is fine by me.
Yep. JuCo kids it is less about their grades as it is about the exact classes they took and if they transfer over. For instance, one school might require all of their freshman to take calculus and another school might not. A transferring player will have to not only be academically eligible (per clearinghouse) but also have a requisite resume to transfer into that particulare school. It's entirely possible that a player A could transfer into Baylor and not Minnesota and player B could transfer into Minnesota and not Baylor.
It's why their is so much confusion with getting JuCo's into school.
Another possibility is that he couldn't transfer enough credits to avoid the minimum SAT/ACT requirement. I checked the transfer rules at Baylor and if you don't have 30 transfer credits the minimum test scores apply. Another rule is that you can't have more than 70 transfer credits.
This is huge! I have been following this kid...solid starter right away - loving this!
Let's not get ahead of things. Given our needs in the secondary and the fact that he has some experience he has a good shot of being a starter right away. But JC kids tend to be very hit and miss so there is no telling if he will be an impact guy till he has a chance to get on campus and show what he can do. Obviously we all hope you're right but I get real nervous about putting high expectations on JC kids because we have had very mixed results with them.