Scholarship / Walk On Question

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  • #92186

    The limit on how many football recruits can be brought in on scholarship per class obviously limits our ability to back-fill for all those who have transferred out.

    Are there limits on how many walk-on players can be awarded scholarships, or how long they have to be in the program before being awarded a scholarship?  Or, when a scholarship is awarded to a former walk-on, does that player then count to the total recruit numbers for that year’s class?

    I’m just wondering if having a recruit come in as a (wink-and-a-nod) “Walk-On” and then immediately awarding them a scholarship is a possibility.  It seems its going to take some serious creativity to ever max out the roster with scholarship players with all the attrition.

    #92192

    There is no limit to how many walk-ons can get scholarship, as long as the total number of scholarships doesn’t exceed 85.

    But a walk-on who has been with the program less than two years and is given a scholarship, that scholarship counts towards the current class limit of 25. After two years, that walk-on can go on scholarship without counting toward any particular class limit of 25.

    #92193

    Thanks for the explanation Greg.  I figured there had to be a rule like that to keep programs from cheating the system but had never seen it discussed.

    #92225

    Greg.

    Is there a way you can update the roster or scholarship count tab to include 1. the year they were recruited? LOI or Transfer year?  and 2. if they were originally a walk on and the year the schollie awarded?  No other site has anything like this.

    #92243

    If you click on any player’s name on that page, you will see the recruiting class they were in.

    For the walk-on/scholarship notation, I will need to include that in their player notes. I’ll try to work on getting those updated.

    #92261

    Good stuff.  Here’s another tidbit:  Under NCAA football rules in place,  a college football team is limited to no more than 105 players during the offseason. During the football season, no regulated limit exists.

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