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With the NCAA granting current college kids an extra year of eligibility, how many high school athletes in this year's graduating class are feeling the squeeze and not getting the offers that they would have received in the past?   Thinking all sports, not just football.   I know of a couple of basketball players and one or two baseball players that likely would have received multiple offers in any other year, but coaches are holding back offers, in large part because they don't even know if they'll have scholarships available. Anyone else got a war story?  What are kids doing?  A post-grad year?  A gap year?   A year or two of community college in hopes of transferring into a D1 school once the logjam of players clears out? 

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Problem is that even if they go to a JUCO, it doesn't solve the back log. Sure, some kids who would have petered out drop during those 1 or 2 years, but that is generally always true. Generally, I would say it would many years for this fix itself, but the transfer portal will make this solved easier after 1 or 2 years. Basically, a whole bunch of kids who are attending a school are going to enter the transfer portal and then realize nobody wants them and they will quit. Thus freeing up spots for the high school players.

 

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