What's the status on Byars, Moore, & Batten? Have they signed on with a school?
Batten is choosing between opportunities at a couple high profile universities. His decision will be made soon.
Please you make it sound as if he has tons of offers. I understand he's one hell of a student he should look at D3 opportunities at least he could play..
You make it seem as if you know what you are talking about. He has PLENTY of offers. He is choosing a route less traveled because that is what he feels he needs to do. I have no doubt that he will make the right decision and be a successful student and player wherever he chooses to go.
Good call. I played linebacker on a very successful D3 team and loved it. I had four partial scholarship offers at D1 schools and two partial academic scholarship offers in D3. Chose D3 because I loved the school. Football is not life. It will be over soon. Just enjoy it.
There are no partial scholarships in D1 football
Sure are partial in D-1. Mostly not used in football - very often used in baseball- minor sports.
There are NO partial athletic schollies in D1(FBS) football. Your either scholarship or you're a walk on no in between.
There are partials in baseball,softball,track etc..
BigDawg61 is correct that there no partial football schollies at Div 1 (FBS) schools and they have 85 schollies they can give....However Div 1AA (FCS) schools can give partial football schollies and the total schollies they can give is 63 and can be divided among 85 total players.
Here is a breakdown of schollies for football by division.
The Batten kid will end up ok. He won't get the chance to play at the level he had hoped , but his academics will give him a chance to play at a very good college and get a hands to excel afterwards.
While the academics have given Batten a safety net, it's also the landline with Moore. Moderate talent, but apparently no selling points academically have limited his choices. Also, he was not the same player mentally his senior year as he had the years before. Seemed like the passion was no longer there.
I don't know why anyone, including the Post, thought Byars was going big time football. He's never been very good. And again, academics just weren't there to expand his college playing choices.
Bottom line, you become a much, much more attractive football player to colleges if your academics are as strong as your athleticism. Unfortunately, at least 2 out of 3 kids just don't get this.
There is a valuable lesson to be learned as it relates to high school experience, football, and the inevitable outcome.
I hope Batten's sacrifice of his senior year was not in vein and that others will learn from his mistake.
What exactly did Batten sacrifice his senior year?
Batten and any other kid who transferred to a larger school DID NOT sacrifice a thing. The experience they have gained from playing and practicing everyday against much better competition on a bigger stage will be invaluable in college. These kids now no how to compete against better competition the college game will bring. They are more college ready than they would have ever been staying at their respective small schools. The only small school in our area where it would not make a difference transferring from is Heritage. Of course they have multiple D1 players on their roster. You small school boosters just need to get over it. This is FACT Coach in the KNOW
Yea, look how well these three big school players have captured opportunities to play in college.
Big school, small school, if you can play, you will be found. And you actually have no basis beyond an inflated opinion about preparing for the next level.
The players' succes at the next level from this county has not been dependent on the size of school they play in high school. The top three players next season as rated by the college level will all come from small schools.
Get some reality, because if you're a big school coach, I can see why they struggle in this area.
Who will the top 3 players next season rated by the college level be? I'm interested to know. The bottom line is, a great player at King's Academy isn't as good as a great player at Dwyer. A college coach will almost always take a great large school player over a great small school player because of level of competition.
According to ESPN The top 2 RBs in the entire country play small school ball.
American Heritage is not really small school. Look at the out of district schedule they have played in the past several years. And KT would be bashed for the competition he has played if his Dad was not a famous running back. Small schools go D1 about 5% of the time if that versus Big School
The fact of the matter is AH is a small school and the smallest school has the #1 RB in the country.
What exactly is the definition of small school??? 3A and below? By that definition 17 of the top 75 players from the Palm Beach Post rankings went to 3A or smaller schools. If you include 4A and 5A in small schools, then represent about half of the top 75. Bottom line is that if you are a good player and have good grades regardless of where you play high school you can get schollies.,
Lets keep it 100, most talented players end up at smaller schools because they don't want to compete for playing time and they want major stats. This happens in basketball as well. Don't get me wrong, these kids can play but that's why they go to the smaller schools. In addition, the coaches at these private schools tell the, you gonna be the man, etc. Look at Farad Cobb that played for Summit. He can play, probably the best guard in PBC this past year. He wouldn't have averaged 27 points a game if he played at Dwyer, Lakes or JIL. He went there for stats. If Greg at AH had to share the load with another good back, his talent wouldn't suffer, just his stats. IMO....
I'm not so sure the reason these guys go to small schools is for playing time and stats. Yes, some of that goes on, where a kid knows he won't start at his local public big high school so he goes to a smaller school, but that isn't the kid that will get a college schollie anyways.., and I also don't think that is the situation with most of the kids at small schools.
Obviously the vast majority of small schools are private schools and have lower grade levels as well (elementary and middle)....so many of these kids have been going there their whole life or most of it. Then you have some families that have $$$ and want to send their kid to a private school for a perceived better education/expierence.
I actually am aware of a few kids that went to smaller privates schools in lower grades and then in high school they transfer to a bigger school where they think they will get more attention because it's a bigger school...Let's be honest, unless that bigger school is Dwyer, GC, or any of a few top bigger schools it doesn't matter and that kid will be just as well off at a smaller school.
The bottom line is talent and grades...if you have talent and no grades you are in trouble...if you have grades and not talent then hope for academic schoolies, if you have both, regardelss of what high school you go to, you are in a good position to get a schollie.
The reason some talented players go to small schools is academics...they don't have to take the FCAT and they are monitored much closer and given a lot more academic help. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with dodging the FCAT but let's call it what it is.
GET!!!!! OVER!!!!! IT!
At the end of the day it is none of your business or the business of anyone as to where a parent decides to send their child to school. Senior year is over in a few weeks. Time to bury the hatchet. Move on. Find a new hobby!
Just wondering - exactly what did Batten sacrifice? He played well. WON the Large school POY award. Has numerous options for next year. Is an outstanding student and a good kid. Sure there are lessons to be learned but not by Batten!
Did Byars wind up signing anywhere?
We know Batten didn't sign to play anywhere...but does anyone know where he'll try to walk on to?
He already signed. The kid is keeping it private.
My dawg gage gone walk on at tha gators! Yall haters keep hatin
no he is not a gator! try again you' r getting warmer.
nope just got a little colder
Sounds like a fun guessing game. My guess would be UCF. Still a mid major program that has opportunities for guys passed over and they have had at least one walk on from this area - the PBG quarterback from two years ago.
i can't wait to be a gator and shut up people who said im to soft and this isn't my sports and for the teams who turned me down im going to show all of you on why you should have kept me
Private? I've never known the Battens to keep things private other than when they decided to go Dwyer??? Things didn't turn out exactly like anyone had planned...so now, they're private?
Private? Why, because they did not tell you? It's obvious you are a TKA person. Get over him leaving the school. You want the kid to fail. You are pathetic. Bless your heart.
Batten is going to be wearing orange , green and white on the field next year and will be starting. The deal is set!
I last herd notre dame so all of y'all are wrong
I herd from a Dwyer asst coach it was Miami since Angelo didn't qualify they have a spot
Batten is already at Auburn. Humble, athletic and smart. Good Luck Gage you have the recipe for success.
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