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Are they trying to work Harris in
Can you elaborate on this? Also I never understood why Bobby Massie never enrolled here. Could you enlighten me? TIA
Massie dazzled at the summer camp at VT insomuch that coach Bud and others offered instantly only to withdraw the offer soon afterwards due to academics. No way for BM to come close to qualifying. Massie became a 4-year OL for the rebels a year later. Go figure.
They have lower academic standards than.... well..... just about everyone.
It doesn't matter any way... he has to get thru the clearinghouse and they can't get him in at Ole Miss any faster than VT.
This post was edited by WRXHokie 14 months ago
Massie committed to VT and then on the advice of Robert Prunty, Massie decommitted from VT a month prior to signing day. That seemed to be the last time VT was in the running for Massive. He then prepped for a year and enrolled with the rebels, though it seems others were certain he could not qualify even after prep school.
Why did Prunty advise him to decommit from VT?
From the ajc
Last year, he did something very interesting as a high school senior. He turned heads when he didn’t commit or pick a college by signing day. He had plenty of major-college offers, and had backed off a commitment to Virginia Tech only a month before signing day.
Why did Massie do it? He got some good advice from a family friend, Hargrave coach Robert Prunty. “If a player knows he is going to a prep school or junior college, and commits to a college as a [high school senior], then he is pretty much tied to that particular college,” Prunty said.
In other words, if you commit to a school as a high school senior, there’s a good chance that you will sign with that same college at the end of junior college. Prep school and junior college coaches do the best they can to “protect” the major college, encouraging the prospect to sign with the school where they originally committed. And it’s in the best interests of the prep school or junior college, because certain major colleges wouldn’t feel as inclined to recommend them if they felt like their prized prospect was going to “stolen” down the road by another school.
Bottom line: When Massie didn’t declare a college on signing day last year, he kept his free-agent status and was able to be scouted by every school in the nation this year.
If you're a player headed to a prep school or junior college, you may want to study the situation of offensive tackle Bobby Massie, who is scheduled to make a
That is weird because I have never heard Prunty or Shuman say that to other recruits before. Maybe they say that all the time and kids ignore them and stay commited to whatever school, but I have never heard a Prep school coach tell a kid to decommit before.
I hope we stay the hell away from Hargrave and Prunty.
I thought it was absurd, because on one hand Prunty talked about not being committed or you'll be stuck with that one school, and on the other hand he talked about how hard the coaches tried to make sure kids that prepped honored their commitment. So, Prunty believed it was extremely important that a kid honors his committment, which was why he felt Massie should decommit. Huh????
Also, I don't think this anyone knew this at the time, since that article was written a year after the decommitment.
I think we stopped placing kids at Hargrave because of stuff like this. IIRC, Prunty seemed to stop "protecting" our recruits, but I can't remember which ones decommitted while at Hargrave.
From memory, seems like we had a lot of issues with Prunty.
thats bs wrx
they are in the middle of the pack in GSR for div 1 football, higher rating than VMI, FSU, USCe, Houston, Ga Tech, and about 60 others, to name a few.
Dont let facts ruin a good fantasy though.
Did you honestly think that a place at the fabled devils crossroads would have a student body akin to an institution geared towards 4.0 students?
That's pretty elitist, as 2.0 students from the deep Georgia woods, the Mississippi Delta, the Louisiana bayous, the Oklahoma dustbowl also need the opportunities to get a degree someplace.
Not everyone is born with that silver spoon.
This post was edited by Road Runner1 14 months ago
is it possible that someone is confusing our Andrew "Drew" Harris with Andrew Harris, the WR, who transferred out of Ole Miss after the 2011 season?
Can you point me to anything that might hint at or address this?
Ive been to rebs board, and see nothing there.
Yep - I am sick of hearing VT fans pull the "UVA academic card" when it comes to talking about other schools
Here are facts... You couldn't be more wrong. Ole Miss is below FSU and every other team in the ACC according to US News and World Report. I know you are a closet Ole Miss fan now that you live down there.
It has nothing to do with region, there are great schools in the south. Ole Miss is a good school, but in terms of academics and athletics, its in the lower third of BCS level schools.
I couldn't be more right.
Next time you want to tell someone they couldn't be more wrong for posting ncaa crs data, I think it might be a good idea to look at ncaa crs data to form your response.
CRS is an NCAA term, and is calculated by them, using a very interesting formula that looks at football players only vice entire student population, and and modifies it as appropriate to include or exclude transfers, and things like that. They do this for all sports, not just football.
The data I used is the entire Div 1 football data for the most recent year calculated 2011-12.
What you posted comes from USA and News Report academic data for the entire student body, and is simply a list of best colleges as determined by USA today based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention, graduation rates, and the strength of the faculty.
It is not graduation rate specific, nor is it football specific, and its certainly not both.
You may be surprised to learn that the Ole Miss football team has a higher graduation rate than its student body, by almost ten points.
FSU is 55
Ole Miss is 59
So we're ok with Hargrave now right?
I honestly have no idea on that one.
Who was the last guy we had there and when? I heard that Cornell Brown is really good friends with one of the coaches down there so hopeuffly that will work in our favor.
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