Waiver for # of Early Enrollees?

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  1. Waiver for # of Early Enrollees?
    billsb1970

    billsb1970 Junior Member


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    Erik: what is the limit for early enrollees and scholarships? Due to the pandemic and delay of high school football will the NCAA consider a waiver to allow those high school seniors to enroll early subject to entrance requirements?
     
       
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    The limit overall is that you can never have more than 85 scholarship players at one time. For early enrollees, you can never have more than 25 initial counters in any any academic year. Initial counters are incoming freshmen, junior college signees and transfers (regular and graduate). USC has a ton of room for early enrollees because it signed so few players in the 2020 recruiting class and it can count at least 13 early enrollees back against that class’s limit of 25 (while staying under the limit of 85 total). I think it’s always safe to assume some transfers following a coaching change, and that’s pretty much what USC had on the defensive side. So that 85 number could be a bit of a moving target in relation to the number of signees USC could bring in.

    High school seniors are always able to enroll early provided they meet the academic requirements, so the NCAA wouldn’t need to allow any special waivers for that to happen. They’ll simply miss their senior seasons because they’ll be on a college campus instead of in high school.

    Where things might get interesting is if enough states push high school sports back and all or a majority of high school football is played in January. Would there be a push to change signing day dates to let coaches see senior seasons?

    But as long as things stay the way they are now, I don’t think there needs to be any changes to early enrollees.
     
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    Erik: thank you for a concise answer. It will be interesting to see how many of our commits elect to sign and enroll early in 2021.
     

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