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Yeah I forgot about Kohl Stewart. In my opinion he never makes it to College Station. Should go in the first round.
I thought that rule was an NCAA rule?
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
Actually, I think only 25 kids will sign in Feb. there are 9 kids that are early enrollees and start class in a week. That's where the number 34 keeps coming from. We are rolling back the 9 early kids to the 2012 class, when we didn't take a full class. Per SEC rules you can only sign 25. No over signing any more. Big 12 allow over signing as long as only 25 start the fall semester. That's why grade risks are a bigger concern in the SEC. If a kid doesn't qualify, he still takes up one of your 25 spots.
The true test of a man's intelligence is how much he agrees with you.
Please if you are going to post on here post something that hasn't been said already. thank you.
This post was edited by Shadsman15 15 months ago
Sure seems like the SEC commiss is making it easy on them. How do you justify Miss St, Ole Miss and Vandy with no Georgia, South Carolina or Florida. The SEC wants A&M to succeed given the number of TV sets in this state. Every team in the SEC plays the same number of conf games. Thus, your argument of that next year's week schedule of SEC East teams was due to the toughness of bringing on the 2 new teams is pretty weak. Every SEC east team has to play the same number of teams from the West. Thus, it no more difficult to schedule Georgia than it is to schedule Vandy.
Ummmmm... Actually we can do this because of the more "flexible" Big 12 rules. Since the 2013 class began their recruitment while we were in the Big 12, we can still use Big 12 rules for the last year.
Mack could do this if he ever took a small class. For instance, if this years class ends up being 20, y'all could take 5 extra kids in 2014; but only if those "extras" are early enrollees. This is really tailor made for JUCO's and really smart HS kids that planned ahead to graduate early
A couple of the offers to our early enrollees were conditional on early admission. Look at Alex Sezer (DB). He's got incredible speed, but very, very raw. Maybe punt return specialist. He's salutatorian of his class, and Sumlin offered him a scholly if he graduated in Jan--but only if he graduated early.
This year we played Florida. Next year we play Vandy. It rotates just like the Big 12 schedule did when there were two divisions. In 2007 you might've played Nebraska. The next year you got Kansas. It happens.
I'm sorry Mr. Howe but that is 100% not accurate. There is no 1 year exception for A&M. We have to follow the same limits as every other school in the conference.
The rule is that we can only sign 25 guys per year but early enrollees can count back to previous classes if those classes were under the 25 man limit. As has been stated previously we signed 19 last year, 4 were early enrollees and 1 didn't qualify. We have room for 10 midtermers to count back and have 9 who will be enrolling next week. That puts us at 26 guys committed who count towards 2013. Griffin and his teammate don't look to be on pace to qualify. If that is the case they'll probably not sign with us. Kohl Stewart is a projected top 10 pick in the MLB baseball draft. We're not sure what the plan is with him. Do we let him sign a LOI knowing there's about a 1% chance he makes it to campus? Kenny Hill wants to play early and has openly stated he may look at other options with Manziel just a Freshman. We expect to probably get about 2 more commits and several of those guys won't sign because they aren't going to make it in next year and we aren't going to sign them if they aren't going to make it in.
We could have signed a full class last year but Sumlin said he didn't want to waste scholarships on borderline guys at the last minute so we saved some spots and only have something like 78 guys on scholarship right now so we've got a lot of room under the 85 man limit to start. Will there be some attrition this offseason? Probably but with junior leaving early, a big senior class, a few career ending injuries suffered this season, and already being way under the 85 man limit we're not going to have be running off half the team to make room for these guys.
Will it piss em off more than seeing all that talent go to waste in austin? No. Prolly not.
Mastrogiovanni (spelling?) hurts! Kid is going to be a player IMO.
To what BS are you referring? Specifically, that is.
Oh, and Howe's dead wrong.
We're counting 9 back. We have 3 kids committed who won't sign a LOI.
We're actually under what we can theoretically take (and what we will take). How people have managed to confuse themselves is confusing itself.
25 kids will sign an LOI on signing day. There will be no surprises. Everyone knows where they stand.
Sumlin probably doesn't give a damn because he knows he's going to move on in a year or two. He literally fell into the best situation possible: heisman QB, two all American tackles, numerous other guys that will like go early in the draft. NONE of which were his recruits, but he gets credit for all the success. I bet he cashes out while he's at the top.
The early enrollees count back to the 2012 class, which still falls under the Big 12 rules. There is still a 25 signing limit, but non qualifiers don't count under the Big 12 rules and there is no cap on how many can count back. Therefore we could have signed up to ten early enrollees this year, but ended up with nine. Starting with the 2013 class we have to use SEC rules which caps the number of guys who can count to the previous class at three and if you sign a guy who doesn't qualify that spot still counts. So, if Davis, Griffin, and whoever else look like they won't qualify then they won't double sign, they'll just sign with a JUCO. The way it stands right now we probably have 2-3 more spots right now depending on now many will be academic casualties. It sucked losing Quincy today because he's going to be a stud, but we have a bunch of WRs committed and need some big help on defense. Our remaining targets are all on defense with the exception of Sebastian Larue, who could end up playing CB if he signs with us.
I'm very aware of how pushing early enrollees back works. All I've been told when I've asked is that A&M has the 1-year exception.
The bottom line is there's nothing shady going on and the numbers will work out at the end of the day.
This post was edited by Jeff Howe 15 months ago
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