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Colorado Mesa signs 55 players!

Posted: 02/06/2013 4:40 PM

Colorado Mesa signs 55 players! 


Alot of kids, for sure.  They have 102 underclassman returning (if they return), to make it a 157 players at camp next summer... D2 school
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Posted: 02/06/2013 9:08 PM

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And D2 max scholarships is 36 fulls
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Posted: 02/06/2013 10:09 PM

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That is true, but those 36 full scholarships can be divided up among as many players as the program wishes.  Most Division II players are on partial scholarships.
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Posted: 02/06/2013 11:49 PM

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How partial can they get? 25% each? 20% each?
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Posted: 02/07/2013 6:59 AM

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They can break it down any way they want. A lot of times, DII financial aid packages come with other types of money, including academic money, work study, athletic money.
MiokDevil wrote: How partial can they get? 25% each? 20% each?
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Posted: 02/08/2013 12:15 PM

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Really huge haul of Arizona kids- especially from the East Valley.

Wherli is a steal for them.

http://www.cmumavericks.com/index.aspx?tab=footbal l&path=football
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Posted: 02/08/2013 12:37 PM

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I would interested to see how we'll these deals are, because with this many players its not about football.
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Posted: 02/08/2013 5:41 PM

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It's always about football. This is the coach's first recruiting class. He focused on high GPA kids so they could q for academic money as well. It should be obvious that he is not happy with his current roster. He was straight that there would be less for kids this year as freshman until they prove themselves. He is promoting competition and I would say the best of these kids could play right away. Whether or not you agree with his tactics he is out to purge his roster as quickly as possible and bring his own recruits. Very few D-2s provide "full" scholarships and none that I have researched provide room and board. The gap between D-1 and D-2 scholarships is pretty wide. If he gets results next years recruiting class should be much smaller. The coach also made it very clear he thinks Arizona is a gold mine for D-2 players due to the lack of D-2 schools. This of course provides more possibilities for AZ kids.
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Posted: 02/08/2013 6:15 PM

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You are spot on regarding the RMAC schools coming to AZ and filling their rosters. Last year, CSU-Pueblo took about 8 AZ kids and Adams State routinely recruits well here. The successful coaches at these schools realize that they need kids serious about college (read, committed to academics; grades matter). The turnover at D2 schools is significant (even at good programs). CSU-Pueblo has gone undefeated the past two regular seasons (they were ranked #1 in the country going into the playoffs this year), yet they still told one east valley high school coach in December that there would only be 8 seniors on the squad next year (a fact that I have not independently verified). This is certainly not a knock on CSU-Pueblo (as they are doing well), it just speaks to the state of D2 athletics (it is a great place to continue your athletic career while you pursue higher education, but there are many kids who decide to either give up that education or give up athletics once they realize that there aren't 60,000 screaming fans every Saturday).

Bottom line, if you are not a D1 player and you are from AZ, your choices for 4-year college athletics are limited. I haven't done the math for 2013, but in 2012 there were only 12 kids who went FCS (ie, old D1-AA) and 6 of those were NAU. No one should be looking down at any kid who is playing D2, D3 or NAIA football. To keep playing a game and getting paid (even a partial scholly) is a huge accomplishment. According to the NCAA, only 6.4% of high school players go on to play anywhere in college. Since when is being in the 93d percentile a bad thing.
nomuck10 wrote: It's always about football. This is the coach's first recruiting class. He focused on high GPA kids so they could q for academic money as well. It should be obvious that he is not happy with his current roster. He was straight that there would be less for kids this year as freshman until they prove themselves. He is promoting competition and I would say the best of these kids could play right away. Whether or not you agree with his tactics he is out to purge his roster as quickly as possible and bring his own recruits. Very few D-2s provide "full" scholarships and none that I have researched provide room and board. The gap between D-1 and D-2 scholarships is pretty wide. If he gets results next years recruiting class should be much smaller. The coach also made it very clear he thinks Arizona is a gold mine for D-2 players due to the lack of D-2 schools. This of course provides more possibilities for AZ kids.
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