What's your point?
The kid simply got on a plane to John Wayne airport took an Uber and showed up at the admissions office??
How about some background, how did the kid get down here? did the family come also? job transfer possibly?
MD expanding recruiting to Nor Cal, soon national footprint.
Arcadia coach taking advantage of being only show in town...SG Valley kids keep drifting in
I've been checking and I haven't heard an amber alert for the kid, so maybe the parents were aware he left.
Shame a kid just walks away from his family to play football.
I wonder what the family is going to do on game day, let's see driving from Sacramento to LA at least 7 hours, THEN LA traffic add another 2 hours, kickoff at 7pm they will have to leave Sacramento at 9am and may just make it!
I'd consider that worthwhile, if it led to rules changes, or brings about changes that would get ALL schools to just stop it.
Bosco was the first to take advantage of the weaker transfer rules, but, as I've said before, the Mater Dei/Diocesan lawsuit caused the rule changes.
. Let me see if I got this right. A writer who has covered high school sports for 20 years and has always criticized the transfer game doesn’t like what MD has become and you are mad at him? Sorry, at least he’s being consistent, it’s MD that’s changed.MDDad wrote:I've enjoyed Eric Sondheimer's articles and respected him as a reporter for well over 20 years...but no more. He has slowly made the transformation from being a talented, dedicated journalist to a biased whiner with an ax to grind, and ever since the Daniels family refused to share with him their plans to leave high school early, he has had nothing but negative things to say about the school. A professional journalist should be able to put his bruised feelings aside, but he seems to lack that ability. He provides a minute-by-minute account of any transfers into Mater Dei, yet completely ignores schools like the one in San Juan Capistrano that have taken in twice as many. High school sports readers deserve better, and I'm very disappointed in the guy.
dont be that guy
I do know that he was very critical of the Mater Dei/Diocesan lawsuit, and let's face it, Mater Dei has taken the art of building all-star teams in multiple sports to a new level with this 2018 football team. A lot of other schools may deserve criticism for doing the same thing, but just not as well as MD does, and perhaps a little more under the radar.
But MD only gets the big name 4* and 5* transfers, and you just can't hush that up (although all the MD posters try their darndest).
I don't know this kids circumstance so I'll assume for the sake of discussion.
Family member gets transferred
Kid can flat out play
Possibly D1 level potential
Where do you want him to go Woodbridge?
If the kid has D1 potential the family has heard of MD, they show up at the admissions office
BOOM welcome to MD, what is MD supposed to do? Say we are too good already, lets level the playing field, try somewhere else we are full.
I don't know of any elite school that would turn this kid away!
MD drove by all of them on their search for "this" kid. All the way to Sacramento, get real they didn't recruit this kid they came, remember "build it and they will come"
Md has built it now they are coming, better get used to it!
First and foremost he's an LA City Section guy. He graduated from an LA City Section school and that's where his heart is. This is why he'll always have at least one LA Cith Section team in his Southland Top 25 regardless of how bad the section is.
Eric used to be compensated by the LA Times partly, but if the numbers were significant, very lucratively, on the number of Twitter followers he had and the number of tweets he posted. Not sure if that's still true but I have to think it's still true. Have you ever wondered why he tweets 24/7 and tweets with vague details or about irrelevant stuff like the Lakers?
Where most respectable reporters know the old adage - newsworthy material will shortly or eventually find the media, Eric seemingly goes out of his way to identify and make news. Since there is minimal news and notes generated in the LA City Section he tends to like the flavor of the month (today it's MD, yesteryear it was SJB, Serra, SM, MV, Amat, LB Poly, Hart, etc.) and wants to stir the pot to, I suppose, stay relevant. Whereas the OCR and SGVT focus on schools and teams Eric doesn't and instead is fascinated by hype, transfers, coaching changes and individual transcendent players. High school sports doesn't want or need investigative reporting. Focus on teams and scores. Thanks.
Eric likes rumors (who doesn't?) and reads the leading blogs, but rather than vet the information he runs across he tends to take major leaps with sound bites and suggestions that are often taken out of context and are from questionable sources. He took a falsehood that was deliberately planted on a previously popular HS football website to comically test if he'd take the erroneous bait and guess what? Yep, he ran with it.
Eric has been known to go fishing for information by posting tweets with vague claims like "I'm nearing news relative to a big Orange County high school. More to come." in the hopes of generating comments on blogs that might actually clue him in to something to write about. Something. Anything. Folks, it's fake news.