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The only hardship is that Signal would find it alot harder to win football games without their recruit. Which would then lead to the coaching staff and administrators finding it harder to keep their jobs. Nowfedup is 100% right. The lust for football wins and state titles has led to every aspect of academic life becoming an accessory to what happens on Friday. Also, here's a reality check: Being a top public school academically in TN simply makes you a first rate, second rate school. The best of the worst if you will.
First off, not one person on this thread criticized the student. Secondly, you guys that are calling the violation a paperwork blunder are being naive, dismissive, and willfully innaccurate. I should only hope that you are in a similarly compassionate mood and on my jury if I am accused of violating a law or rule. Third, the rules for eligibility are so easy to get around that I have little doubt other schools, in their lust for a state title, do the same thing. It's just that Signal got caught red-handed.
6-3, 245 lbs, played on both sides of the ball.C'mon man!!If you believe Signal Mtn., then I have a great snipe hunting expedition business that you should get in on. It's just a shame that the kid and his family are caught in the middle of the areas ridiculous obsession with high school football. This obsession comes at the expense of more legitimate academic pursuits,the arts, and apparently in the case of Signal Mtn., the rules that govern fair play