Thanks all...congrats to him and his family.
Thanks all...congrats to him and his family.
If you look over the ASA roster (http://www.atlantasportsacademy.com/...ll-roster.html) you'll see a fair amount of other Baltimore-area players, including former Saint Frances QB Darin Washington.
I don't know why he's not headed to WVU though, the assumption was that he would go to ASA to get eligible and enroll at WVU for the spring. Big get for Marshall though, they don't get too many 4* players their. He should be an impact player immediately there.
It's an embarrassment to the school system that a high school student graduating from a Maryland high school cannot qualify for college.
Dunbar should hang its collective head in shame.
Should have taken some of that Under Armor money and spent it on SAT prep courses or building a study hall.
A lot of times when kids go the PG or JUCO route they are playing against other top recruits. Not saying Deontay didn't hold his own, but I'm sure the top BCS schools saw something that changed their minds.
If you have to go the prep route then you pretty much have to go through the recruiting process again and find a school that has scholly's available when your qualified.. WVU is pretty loaded for 2013 recruits particularly in offensive skill positions so I doubt they would offer again..
Marshall seems like a great fit here and you have to commend McManus on not giving up and getting the work done and getting in. I am sure it is a humbling experience and hope he makes the most of the opportunity....
Last edited by harcohorns; 01-15-2013 at 08:17 AM.
Since he is Going to Marshall and will not be eligible to play until 2014, is he going in as still a non qualifier and thus forfeiting a year of eligibility? This is why he is not at WVU, because they will not except non-qualifiers?
Here is the quote from Herald Dispatch
"The good news is highly rated wide receiver Deontay McManus enrolled at Marshall and attended classes Monday. The bad news is he’s an academic non-qualifier and won’t be eligible until the spring semester of 2014."
I still amuses me when a certain person on this board JEEBUS thinks he speaking accurately with his opinions about peoples situation that he obviously knows 0 about. On to the next, Deontay was a non qualifier, and attended prep in georgia, which was from our experience was a waist of time. Marshall for us was a perfect fit at this time over other school that accepts non qualifiers. My son will finally get thay academic help he needs, and i couldn't be more happier for him. As for football (competing vs other recruits) that has never been a concern for Deontay. He is were he is supposed to be right now, and i want thank all my family and friends for continued support.
Last edited by harcohorns; 01-15-2013 at 10:51 AM.
The criticism is not for him but for Dunbar --the school's administration and the coach - BOTH of whom should be monitoring the academic work of ALL of their athletes, especially the high-profile ones who are deemed worthy of D1 sports scholarships.
I'm glad he was able to overcome the appalling lack of education offered by this substandard school.
YOU as a parent should be outraged that you sent you son to Maryland public school (rated once again as the best school system in the nation) and yet they couldn't prepare him enough to meet the minimum NCAA requirements.
Perhaps if you paid more attention to his grades and academic performance instead of his football performance he might have qualified for the scholarship the first time.
Much easier to criticize me though, huh?
Jeez, the priorities of some parents never ceases to amaze me.
Jeebus, worry about all of the rapist/students at the Naval Academy...quite a few of them go the prep route as well. I advise you to request a copy of the Yearly Disciplinary Reports from that campus before you start in on black students and institutions...
See above, I know what goes on there----apparently, you don't?Originally Posted by BJC
What are you talking about? Who brought race into this equation? YOU.Originally Posted by BJC
Where in this thread/discussion is there ANY post by me that qualifies as "start in on black students or institutions"??
Stop race baiting, fool. THis has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with a public school system allowing a student to graduate that cannot pass the (very easy) NCAA standards.
That's a failure of the system, and the family that allows it to happen.
Stop blaming others for the problem, you know where to look--are you man enough to admit it, that's the issue.
Dunbar, with the help of Johns Hopkins Hospital, has improved their curriculum and physical plant immensely. I'm a believer that the foundation for academic achievement begins at home, well before a child enters primary school. Many kids get the support at home and some, for sociological reasons, don't. Three of my four cousins who starred in footbal at Dunbar met NCAA standards for freshman participation in intercollegiate sports. Do you condemn Dunbar because the fourth one didn't? Hell no! In his case, personal responsibility was the issue. Too blame the school for a problem that long existed before children walk through their doors is utterly ridiculous.
You can be as slick and subtle with you national socialist views as you want, but if you don't stop posting negative things about black people and institutions, I'm gonna lead a boycott against you corner Yat Gaw Mein (Yakamee) joint and run you out of business.
What's an academic non-qualifier? The school/college accepts you but not really?
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