I believe three students from Calhoun High could not make the grade at UT (behavioral issues). One of Auburn's recruits from Atlanta's Sandy Springs High School, an affluent area, could not make the entrance requirements and has been sent to a prep school . When will these high schools wake up, stop pampering these students and have them fulfill academic and moral issues?
Also, why do colleges not do a better job of screening these students? Oh, I heard "He is a fine young man, etc." Maybe so, but there is possibly another young man worthy of his scholarship slot who is indeed "a fine young man."
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I totally agree with Margie,on this issue. Far too many athletes are pampered along the way. A solid education,and a good work ethic,will lead to more productive young men I love college football,but too much emphasis is placed on sports,and not on a good education. A good labor skill with or without a college degree ,is part of what makes this country run.The military is a good option as well.
Dale R. Souders USN Ret.