jb814 wrote:Here's the dealio.
If you are a good high school FB player and want to play D1 you will go to the best program you can find that is the best fit for your position. That mean's if you are a linebacker and MD just graduated all the linebackers you will look at them as an option. If Bosco needs receivers, you will look there. Does MV need a QB? You look there.
Where is that DJ kid playing QB from Bosco from? Upland? Yea, that's an easy commute every day from Upland to Bellflower.
McDonald transferred from MD to MV last season. Yellen transferred from Bosco to MV this season.
You will look for the program and best fit because you want to play D1 ball and you want to be exposed to the coaches who are looking at the games with the best competition. You want to get on film that is seen by power 5 conference D1 coaches to get the best scholarship offers available to you.
At the MD vs Bishop Gorman game, both UCLA and USC head coaches were in attendance. Plus, I'm sure the film from that game was seen by LOTS of P5 D1 coaches looking for talent.
I have seen this in football, Basketball, water polo, swimming, soccer and it happens in all other high school sports too.
Kid's are transferring from private to public or public to private. Bosco to Los Al, MD to Servite, SMCHS to MD, SMCHS to JSerra, MD to JSerra, MD to Olu, Servite to Olu, Bosco to MV, Oaks Christian to Poly and the list goes on and on and on
You want the small Catholic grade schools to supply the football talent to private schools? Guess what, many of them barely have enough kids to play football and when they do they play flag football. Why? cuz every single sport has a club league and kids in 5-8th grade are prepping for High School sports thru the club sports. Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Water Polo, Soccer, Baseball, etc The clubs feed the schools in every sport. You may not like it, but, it's not a conspiracy.
The Catholic grade schools that "feed" MD and other's do not have enough kids to fill a freshman class at MD let alone a football team.
Are you pissed these kids get to go to a private school and get financial aid? Guess, what, a lot of kids get financial aid at private schools. It takes a lot of income to be able to afford $15,000 a year in tuition plus the other expenses. So, a lot of families will qualify for need-based financial aid not because they are a football player.
Privates can offer aid due to fundraisers and donations from generous alumni. The older the school = more alumni and more $. You don't like it, too bad. Privates don't get to have public bond sales put on the ballot to fund capital improvements like the school districts. Privates have to raise money for endowments to fund need-based financial aid, just like every major private university in the US does for their need-based financial aid.
I went to a Catholic high school and get a call every year from a student for their fundraiser and send them a Benjamin or two. 117-year-old school with decades of alumni those benjamin's add up quickly. That's why they can afford $60 million for a property purchase and MD can afford to buy houses to build a parking garage and a future fine arts center.
High School football is like college football was 30 years ago. College is like the NFL was 30 years ago.
You may not like it, but, it's not a private school conspiracy. It's a culture that is happening all over the US not just SoCal and not just football.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post If you are a good high school FB player and want to play D1 you will go to the best program you can find that is the best fit for your position
Joefutbol wrote: I stopped reading after the first sentence.
If you are a good high school football player and want to play D1, the D1 schools will find you.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post Do you honestly believe the kid from Claremont only went to MD to win a championship?
jb814 wrote:Source of the post Also, Mater Dei is a college prep school. Let's take the MD linebacker you are referring too. He visited Notre Dame. Notre Dame is not an easy school to get into. Contrary to the delusional world that exists on this forum, just because you are a football player doesn't mean you are automatically going to get into a school on football alone, especially Notre Dame.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post But, if you have a good GPA, are going to Mater Dei and taking AP classes that could be the push that gets you into Notre Dame.
quote joefutbol Every kid in the world has a highlight tape available at the click of a button now. Sure, once in a while you hear about a player slipping through the cracks, but if you are good enough to play D1 football they will find you.
Source of the post Do you honestly believe the kid from Claremont only went to MD to win a championship?
I have no idea. Why don't you ask him and let us know? But if I could go to San Diego State for three years then transfer to Harvard for my senior year I suppose I would take the Harvard diploma.
He was already offered by Notre Dame in June..... at the end of his sophomore year. The NCAA has eligibility standards for incoming athletes, and the Irish follow them same as everyone else.
Joefutbol wrote Sure, if you're president of the chess club. Four-star athletes, on the other hand......
Awesome to see Jack (CDM) beat Harbor playing for Santa Ana!
Omar Bongo wrote:4 transfer starting QBs took their teams to the D1 quarterfinals this year...2 public, 2 private
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Johnny Utah wrote:Besides Hilinski, who's the other private? It's not J.T. and not D.J. as both went to their schools as freshmen.
FBOC wrote: They have every right to go where they want but don't insult everyone's intelligence by saying they are paying non-catholic tuition. It only takes some simple math to figure out that a lot of these athletes could not pay that much money to attend HS.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post Yea, and i'm sure the coaches watch all those tapes, right? They don't have the time.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post P5 coaches know Mater Dei, St. John Bosco and Corona Centennial. Just like the know DLS up north and schools like St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida or Katy HS and Allen HS in Texas. Those are the kids the P5 coaches are looking for first. So, those are the kid's recruits have to compete with for the scholarships.
[/post] You need to take into consideration there are a lot of kids competing and offers are revoked all the time once a position is filled, especially at the higher levels.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post ou do know that Notre Dame administration has autonomy on admissions decisions, right? The school administers all student discipline, not the football program and Notre Dame will not accept junior-college transfers.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post Yea, cuz the academic programs at SDSU are so comparable to Harvard? I'm not sure what reality you live in, but, here in the real world i'm gonna say your odds of that strategy working out are fairly "low"
jb814 wrote:Source of the post I don't know for certain
jb814 wrote:Source of the post If that were not true schools like Vanderbilt would win the SEC every year because every kid in that part of the US knows that's a top tier school and would salivate to get a Vandy degree.
jb814 wrote:Source of the post you have to get in on your own academic merit and meet the admissions requirements.
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