Chris Walker...Clearinghouse

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    In my opinion the NCAA has become an unwieldy bureaucracy which is becomes mired down in its own ways of doing things.
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    If you are talking about the AAU thing, I don't think so. That is becoming a shady, shady business and college coaches hate it. The more they can restore recruiting to the prep programs rather than the travel circuit, the better off everyone will be.
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    If Walker just now got his grades in order and did it with online classes then it is premature to blame the NCAA for anything.
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    The NCAA is not at fault here. The student had four years to get decent grades and scores in high school. He was aware of what he needed.
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    The comparisons I would love to make here will certainly earn me another infraction. :no:
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    I know that sounds good, but it's way, way far from the truth. Chris Walker was betrayed by the people closest to him who cared more about winning a state championship than they did preparing him for college. Had Holmes County High School cared about Chris, he wouldn't have needed to take online CORE courses in summer school after his senior year to get college eligible. This is a case of serious neglect by the people at his high school.
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    Exactly.
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    Basically there are two issues:

    1. Has C. Walker met the initial eligibility criteria. That will depend on the evaluation of his courses. I am a bit confused that UF has not provisionally admitted him pending the NCAA review. If UF declares him initially eligible, then the clearing house can later decide that he is not.

    2. Whether or not C. Walker has received extra benefits to take an unofficial visit. In which case he would miss games.

    So we have two separate issues. I am only confused as to why UF has admitted him pending being cleared or maybe they have.

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    Ramker is a good dude. Had the kids best interest at heart. Miss him in the AAU circuit. Others out there much worse.
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    Franz you said even if he is cleared, he wont play until after December, what is the reason for this?
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    I'm confused. The post you replied to said it wasn't the NCAA's fault. Then you say it's untrue and explain how it's his high school's fault.
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    What I said was even if cleared academically there is the matter of the unofficial visit to Kansas with Ramker that hasn't been dealt with so it looks to me like December. The NCAA has two weeks to get the academics done. That is doable but will they start resolving the other issue?
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    Ah ok, that makes sense then. Thanks for the info and welcome back. :)
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    Please read. The poster said it was Chris Walker's fault for his academic situation. CWS is a victim of the people at Holmes County who put him in easy courses to make sure he was eligible but not the courses required for a Division I scholarship.
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    No, the post implied it was Walker's fault for failing to get his grades in order and Franz responded that the high school shares culpability for not getting him in the right college prep courses, so it had less to do with grades than course selection.
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    I did read - he made two points and you weren't clear on which you refuting.
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    He made one point: "The NCAA is not at fault here. The student had four years to get decent grades and scores in high school. He was aware of what he needed."

    And I responded by saying, "I know that sounds good, but it's way, way far from the truth. Chris Walker was betrayed by the people closest to him who cared more about winning a state championship than they did preparing him for college. Had Holmes County High School cared about Chris, he wouldn't have needed to take online CORE courses in summer school after his senior year to get college eligible. This is a case of serious neglect by the people at his high school."
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    That isn't one point.

    Which could apply to either "the NCAA is not at fault" or "this is all his own fault."

    I said I was confused because it was ambiguous. You've clarified (thanks!) but that doesn't mean it was clear from the outset. Hence my post.
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    But why not enroll (if academics get done in the next week or so) and let the NCAA work out his eligibility stuff as far as the Kansas trip. He can be on the team, going to classes, practicing with the team. Just don't play him in games until he's cleared. If he ends up having to sit out games (likely only a few like you said), then those can start before December, instead of after. What am I missing here?
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    He'll enroll once he's cleared to do so. It's not just the NCAA. UF does its due diligence in clearing athletes for enrollment, and has given more than one top athlete trouble enrolling even when the NCAA enrollment requirements were satisfied (even rejected a few).

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