Sometimes things sit in these forums… :oops: Dino had some pretty good input over on the mechs forum.
My take is this, grades, ability to deal with the pressure of keeping up the degree program and participate on the team, skill obviously, how well adjusted or adaptable is he to a stressful situation away from his support base…are all in the mix for the decision making process. My boy has the skill for D-1 (As stated by a D-1 coach) but SAT and GPA will make him start out at a Community College (What we call JUCO in Florida) for a year/season. After talking at length with the assistant coach at UNF it becomes clear that at this point, a school or coach that really cares about his future will recommend a plan going forward…based on fit…both for the school and the kid. Transferring up is not a bad thing, but getting in over your head before you are ready can ruin everything. I would say this Dino, what are his top choices? Have him contact them, see if they have a need he can fill, if yes proceed with the process if no move to the next choice. Once you start getting coaches involved you will know rapidly about his skill level, as percieved by the college community and you should be able to discern his academic standing pretty quick…at that point things should become more clear as to how to move forward. I’ve found the theorhetical at this stage doesn’t work…at all, most hear-say is bunk. You actually have to start plugging in variables to get a real life feeling.
Sorry it took me a day or several
If Rick hadn’t posted (Curious about the new guy) I may never have seen it as I don’t usually come here often