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My dad's a Sun Devil, so I didn't have much say in the matter. Don't have much hatred toward Arizona (difficulty to feel anything but pity, really), nor much passion for ASU. But people I care about are happy when ASU wins; simple as.Can it be inferred that by not repping Zona that you choose ASU as your local favorite? Or do both equally turn your stomach?
Agreed. They've already accepted that logic as applied to athletics, so it shouldn't be a stretch to apply it to academics as well.This Braylon reclassifying business spooks me. ND needs to make it happen if he's pushing. Your logic is sound on being better off their than skating through at a public school back home. EVERY kid is better off at ND sooner, rather than later.
My impression isn't that they're worried about setting bad precedence or hurting their academic reputation. It's just a stubborn prejudice along the lines of:Why should ND be worried about the ramifications of changing policies on reclassifiers? I mean, Duke's academic rep hasn't been altered after they took Marvin Bagley with only three years of HS, two of which were Corona Del Sol and a fake charter school posing as AAU Basketball meets The Romper Room.
- ND is an elite university; and
- ND's general admission pool is extremely competitive;
- Therefore, unless a kid is Dougie Howser, he or she cannot possibly merit admission after only three years of high school.
Huge numbers of incoming freshman at state schools are demonstrably not "college ready". They're having to take remedial writing courses just to be able to participate in any college classroom, let alone complete a BA. That's obviously not an issue for the average incoming freshman at ND, but a lot of our athletic recruits are coming from the same schools that are broadly failing their students. In light of that, if an NDFB recruit has Braylon's grades and they feel he's at least equipped to tackle FYS (or whatever they recently replaced it with) with support and hard work, they ought to jump at the opportunity to get him on campus sooner than later.