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I just looked at the top prep school players in the nation. The top 10 all come from one of two schools. Fork Union and Hargrave Military Academy. Both are in Virginia. F.U (gotta love that name) has the #1,#3,#6,#9 prep school players in the country.
I've got to admit my understanding of prep school is a little fuzzy. These are H.S. graduates who didn't qualify. I get that. But why didin't they go the JUCO route? What is the advantage of a prep school?
I remember Larry Fitzgerald went the prep school route, but I don't see what role they play. Anyone care to enlighten me?
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Prep school doesn't start your eligibility clock. Still have 5 to play 4.
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Then why doesn't everyone go to prep school?
I agree--why burn your clock if you don't have to.
Excuse my ignorance but why don't more non-qualifiers go this route? Seems like a much better option than juco....
EDIT: and two people asked the same question while I was typing this...guess we're all curious
This post was edited by Ag89 19 months ago
Players may like JUCOs faster because you're eligible for the NFL faster, and you earn a college degree faster.
I believe you have to pay for prep school
Yeah you can get your degree quicker. Level of competition is also a lot higher but you see this in hoops quite a bit. I know Keith Davis went to prep school for a year.
Eligibility is 3 years out of HS.
Prep or JUCO counts the same. Now if you're saying that you could go 1 year of prep + 2 years exposure at university, vs. 2 years JUCO + 2 years exposure at university, then I see it.
This makes sense--although that's a small window of kids who would do this when thinking about it from a collegiate athletics standpoint:
Good enough to play college sports
Couldn't meet minimal NCAA qualification for admission
Has money for a prep school
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