The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
I'm with you. Saw a few 2019's commit to Princeton recently too, and wondered, how a kid who is barely in HS, without any test scores, can commit to an Ivy league school. I get that sports are different, and I realize there is definitely a caveat in there that he has to do well to get accepted, but come on. Hopkins, UNC, UVA, aren't easy places to get into. Setting a bad precedent and in my opinion tough on the kids, should they not be able to make the grades.Hopkins got a 2020 commit from Rochester yesterday. I thought to myself" wow, glad Cuse hasn't dove into 2020 yet. Hopefully the early commit trend will slow down." and here we are 1 day later.
There are 6 UNC 2020 commits just from 2 teams here in Md. My son plays for Looneys. Our top 2020 team has 3. Crabs has 3. Tell me that isnt a perfect example of the dangers of early recruiting. You have young kids infatuated with the National Championship win 2 months ago and all the early commits are going that way.We're late to the party.
Hopkins has 9 2020 commits already. UNC has 8.