From Pepperdine U student paper on SoCal HSFB-great read

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From Pepperdine U student paper on SoCal HSFB-great read

Post by frankieboy » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:11 am

This was written by Austin Hall for the Pepperdine student newspaper. Great piece of reporting that warrants additional follow up articles. Well done Austin!

Recruiting, Transfers and Super Teams: The Challenge of SoCal High School Football

There were nearly 16,000 Southern California high school transfers in 2018. Among the massive total is an unidentifiable number of athletes who elected to change schools not because of academics but to better their chances of playing college sports.

In the SoCal high school football hotbed, the volume of transfers has created a disproportionate talent level among the top Catholic schools compared to the more regulated public schools. So while Mater Dei High School and St. John Bosco High School reload their talent every year, schools like Calabasas High School and Windward High School are left with promising yet inferior talent.

“Parents decided that a college scholarship would be possible if their kids had an opportunity,” KNBC Host Fred Roggin said. “And that’s really why this all started — kids looking to compete past the high school level. So high school became more than just your education.”

Oaks Christian’s Short and Sweet Run

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) governs every high school sport in the state. In January 2018, CIF changed a rule that prohibits students from transferring solely for athletics. What was going on behind closed doors for decades was thrust into the light and is now being used more frequently every offseason.

http://pepperdine-graphic.com/recruitin ... -football/
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Post by joefutbol » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:20 am

Wait, so Catholic and Christian schools are cheating? To win a game?

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Post by watchersince68 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:51 am

Sorry but old news.

I could have written that report.

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Post by joefutbol » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:25 am

Really? So where's your copy?

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Post by watchersince68 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:51 am

joe
wait for it, wait for it. Did you get it?

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Post by joefutbol » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:07 am

No, still just getting that bitterness and indignation.

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Post by Playthegame » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:11 pm

We’re painting footballs...I mean eggs

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