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    I heard something that I wonder if anyone on here knows anything about. It has to do with recruiting and no longer making offers to athletes below a certain age/grade level. Specifically, no making offers to eighth graders.

    Is there a new, and higher, minimum grade level for making offers to athletes? If so, is it sport specific or NCAA wide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnplsGopher View Post
    What did vballmag rank our class in 2018?
    Volleyballmag.com didn't have the Gophers 2018 recruiting class in the top ten. Along with four others, it gave us "honorable mention" in the next five (https://volleyballmag.com/ncaa-recruiting-091018/). It ranked our 2017 class #4, behind Texas, Wisconsin, and UCLA. And for 2019, it had us outside the top ten, in honorable mention again, this time grouped with seven others (https://volleyballmag.com/2019-ncaa-...ting-rankings/). When I say grouped with four (2018) and seven (2019) others, those teams are not appearing in alphabetical order. So maybe it's safe to assume that in 2018, volleyballmag.com had the Gophers #13, and in 2019, it had the Gophers #16.
    Last edited by let'sbeclear; 09-10-2019 at 09:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewert86PC View Post
    I heard something that I wonder if anyone on here knows anything about. It has to do with recruiting and no longer making offers to athletes below a certain age/grade level. Specifically, no making offers to eighth graders.

    Is there a new, and higher, minimum grade level for making offers to athletes? If so, is it sport specific or NCAA wide?

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    https://usatodayhss.com/2019/new-nca...cruiting-rules
    Are early offers and commitments still allowed?

    Nope. While the NCAA didn’t specifically legislate any rules around early offers or commitments, the new DI recruiting rules prohibit any recruiting interaction until June 15 after sophomore year. In the past, college coaches could make early offers to athletes on official/unofficial visits, through a high school/club coach or during a camp or tournament. But the new rules around coach communication, campus visits and off-campus contact fill in the loopholes to curb early commitments.

    Exceptions: Currently, men’s ice hockey is the only NCAA sport with a legislated verbal offer rule (August 1 before junior year). Lacrosse and softball don’t allow any recruiting interaction until September 1 of junior year, while football, baseball and basketball still allow incoming calls from athletes anytime. In addition, football and women’s basketball still allow unofficial visits anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let'sbeclear View Post
    Volleyballmag.com had Rollins as #8 and McGraw as #10. (https://volleyballmag.com/fab-50-2018/)
    But prep volleyball had her the 30s and that ranking affected their class ranking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnplsGopher View Post
    Thanks again. Do you recall what our 2019 class players were ranked? Was thinking the middles were highly ranked?


    OK just looked at their gophersports.com bio's. Rubright was a 1st team UA AA, and prepvball #12 in nation. Husemann was an HM UA AA, no pvball ranking shown.

    Yet our prepvball 2019 class ranking is only top 25? Must be some great classes out there.
    Huseman was in the top 100 (maybe 93 or 94?). Rubright was #12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRJ View Post
    But prep volleyball had her the 30s and that ranking affected their class ranking...

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    Sure. Just trying to point out that there's some variation in these different ranking sites. And while Rollins was #8 individually on one site and in the 30s on another site, both of them had the Gophers' recruits #16 as a class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let'sbeclear View Post
    Sure. Just trying to point out that there's some variation in these different ranking sites. And while Rollins was #8 individually on one site and in the 30s on another site, both of them had the Gophers' recruits #16 as a class.
    I understand and appreciate the comment. Naturally, everybody has different rankings and opinions when it comes to individual recruits. I found it strange that Rollins' ranking showed that much fluctuation however. Most everyone seemed surprised she was ranked that low by prepvolleyball when other sites/publications almost all had her in the top 5-15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRJ View Post
    I understand and appreciate the comment. Naturally, everybody has different rankings and opinions when it comes to individual recruits. I found it strange that Rollins' ranking showed that much fluctuation however. Most everyone seemed surprised she was ranked that low by prepvolleyball when other sites/publications almost all had her in the top 5-15.

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    I agree. It's also worth noting that Rollins did play in the Under Armour All-Americans match in 2017, so in their (American Volleyball Coaches Association) eyes, she was in the top 24 that year.

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    http://www.startribune.com/ucla-tran...oid/560163412/

    StarTrib; Kylie Miller:

    At UCLA, Miller had a career-high 693 assists (9.62 per set) as a junior in the rugged Pac-12. Her early arrival at the U gave her nearly eight months to forge bonds with her new teammates.

    She said it was "huge" to have so much time to learn the Gophers' system and how to set for each hitter. Middle blocker Taylor Morgan, Miller's roommate, found it a relatively smooth transition.

    "Over the summer, we just connected," Morgan said. "It's not like anything magical happened. We just got on the court and played, and it was like, 'Wow. OK. She fits really well with us.'

    "Obviously, there are things we do that are different than what she's used to. So we're still learning and connecting. But overall, it came down to, we trust her. And she trusts us."

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    https://gophersports.com/news/2019/9...challenge.aspx

    Nice sweep by Minnesota tonight in the B1G 10/PAC 10 challenge. I had to catch it on replay. Here's Gopher Sports recap. Stanford and PSU are in the third set after splitting the first two.


    The No. 8 University of Minnesota volleyball team swept No. 10 Oregon, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19, to kick off the Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge, tonight in University Park, Pa. With the win, the Golden Gophers improve to 3-2 overall this season, as Oregon drops to 2-2.

    Stephanie Samedy and Alexis Hart paced the Gophers offensively tonight. Samedy earned her third fourth double-double of the season when she had 14 kills and 11 digs in a team-best 37 attempts. Hart hit .346 when she had 12 kills in 26 attempts and just three errors. Regan Pittman added seven kills (hit .400) and added a team-best seven blocks. Adanna Rollins had six kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Kylie Miller added 38 assists, an ace and a block, while CC McGraw posted 10 digs.

    As a team, Minnesota hit .233 to Oregon's .117. The Gophers also outblocked the Ducks, 9-5, and held a 55-45 dig advantage.

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    Samedy sneaks around the right side.



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    Wow. Congratulations to the lady Gophers volleyball on taking down #1 Stanford tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalostpinoy View Post
    Wow. Congratulations to the lady Gophers volleyball on taking down #1 Stanford tonight.
    The Gophers had 19 kills and just 2 hitting errors, and I think 0 or 1 reception errors, in the first set They've cut way down on their receiving errors, though in certain stretches the initial pass was weak, and that won't show up in the stats. Their blocking was similarly improved. Rollins was having some difficulty hitting early in the match, but came through with some key kills in the fourth set. The Gophs had some trouble closing out the first two sets -- from leading 24-20 in the first and 21-17 in the second -- but they made a nice comeback themselves in the second half of the third set (before Stanford closed it out), and came out on fire at the beginning of the fourth. When, on a neutral court, you beat the #1 team in the country, who was on a 37-0 win streak over two years, what's not to like?! I agree - WOW!

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    Just finished watching the replay. Samedy was terrific and terrifying. Pittman and McGraw provided the backbone. A solid team effort.

    https://gophersports.com/news/2019/9...-stanford.aspx

    Stephanie Samedy had a match-best 21 kills in 59 attempts, followed by Alexis Hart with 15 kills and Regan Pittman with 12. Samedy completed the double-double with 11 digs. She also added six blocks. Pittman also hit a .417 in the match and collected seven blocks. CC McGraw held a team-best 20 digs, while Adanna Rollins had 15. Kylie Miller also gained a double-double when she had 50 assists and 17 digs. She also got four blocks.

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