Let's be real here, Bosco's meteoric rise is the product of doing whatever it takes to be a sports power, and if academic integrity and reputation is lost so be it. The incredible influx of upperclassmen transfers is unprecedented, heck Bosco was almost willing to rent Toa Lobenden for a semester, but he wanted to graduate early. So Bosco picked up Mayfair stud lineman to fill the void. I would love to know how many players started there as freshman.
I know for a fact that Bosco coaches attend Lakewood HS freshman games, and try to convince a selected few to attend Bosco on "scholarship".
I know "recruiting" exists at most Trinty schools and some public schools, but
Bosco has taken it to a new level, and IMHO have compromised there academic standing for athletic glory.
Bosco beat you on freshman level with zero transfers.
You are complaining about a transfer from Mayfair that is not even a starter.
Uh. So pathetic.
I'm sure Servite took Duarte because he was an academic all american.
haha. You guys kill me.
I thought so.
Do you have any idea about the curriculum at most public schools? Especially freshman and sophomore year?
Nothing pleases me more to see these kids at Bosco kick the crap out of Servite and then sign their LOI on signing day. All these kids have offers to prestiges schools, and will be on scholarship while you are paying for your Servite grad to attend the very same school. They all earn it academically, hence why most of them will be signing with Cal, UCLA, or USC.
But hey, keep being that stereotype of the ignorant Dad that thinks their private school baby somehow earned it more than a kid that grew up going to public school.
I will take all these kids at Bosco, watch them sign LOI on signing day to Air Force, USC, UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Wisconsin, Alabama, and so on...while you just remain the same bitter fan sitting at home acting like the high school football success of your alma mater can make your life better.
Difference between Bosco and Servite (at least Servite posters on this board), we are proud of all of our kids. While you try to pretend like the the Duarte's don't exist. Maybe that is why Bosco gets more Duarte's than Servite? hmmmmm......
Haters = Jealous people
I do know one transfer they are getting next year. The tackle mama (5star lineman going anywhere he wants) has a younger brother 6'3 de that is at a local public school because they could not afford to send both kids to private school at the same time.
Oh wait that punches a hole in the free tuition theory. They actually make a 5star kid pay?? Bastards.
And no coaches are at Lakewood games. The varsity coaches all coach jv the Lakewood kids flock into Bosco on their own. Last year mcnichols, lobedaun and gardenhire all tried desperately to get into Bosco but we're denied for different reasons.
Yet no one will answer the original question, "How many kids on Bosco's Varsity roster enrolled as freshman?".....doubt anyone will.
The point of the matter is Bosco has not been relevant in football since mid 80's when Mc Master, Sterner, Mendoza and the Means brothers suited up for the Braves.
The powers that be at Bosco decided to change course and become a football and basketball power and not just a cross country school, so all admission and graduation requirements were thrown out the window (i.e. 5 yrs of English, 3 yrs of Foreign language, Theology and community service hours etc etc.)
My point is improve your program via the freshman ranks, not the mercenary approach that Bosco has taken.
The 2013 Braves might as well be called the Bellflower Braves.
And the comparison of a student transferring the summer after his freshman yr to Servite from another private school to a kid transferring from a public school his junior year to Bosco is ignorant.
"All these kids have offers to prestiges schools, and will be on scholarship while you are paying for your Servite grad to attend the very same school. They all earn it academically, hence why most of them will be signing with Cal, UCLA, or USC."
Since Duarte attends UCLA on scholarship your arguments seem to contradict the points you are trying to make.
When Mama's brother becomes good in football and they cant find better players, I am sure he will be welcomed to Bosco on scholarship like his brother.
You guys are operating like a pro sports team not an academic institution.
I agree that Bosco has had a meteoric rise. The Bosco transfer question would be interesting to know as well as future transfers. But not just Bosco transfers.
For example SMCHS on occasion has been a "farm team" for Mission Viejo. A couple of the current Mission Viejo skill players left SMCHS when SMCHS was on a roll a couple of years ago. Why did they leave? If the school offers the  opportunity to play and has the  program and  coaches well what do you expect?
Bosco has not been known for either  or . We will see over the next couple of years if that has changed and more freshmen football players enter Bosco for , , and  with the resultant drop in transfers.
Nonetheless, this year's Braves are fun to watch (except when you are playing them (-: ).
Nonetheless, if the football program and coaches do catch on the "organically" (I think I know what you mean) originated transfers may become the norm.
If this year's team is representative of potential future "organic" transfers Bosco will be a heck of a contender in the Trinity.