I think the real problem is the coaches who are recruiting these athletes to
play for Jordan. They recruited Gajkowski's just to lose one of them to
Lone Peak. I feel for those kids who come up through the Jordan little league
and are ready to play high school ball just to get replaced by illegal recruits
from California or Cottonwood or Brighton. Good luck diggers.....
This article is somewhat confusing. Why did these 2 players need a hardship
waiver in the first place? I though any player moving from out of state could
establish residency at their school of choice.The boys should not be
punished for the faults of the parents/adults. If these two players are who I
think they are...then they both D-I caliber athletes. Missing their entire
Junior year will irrevocably damage their high school athletic resume.I am wondering what options did the UHSAA give these 2 boys? Can they play at
another school or are they simply disqualified from playing football in Utah
this year? If they cannot play at all this year, then an appeal should be
opened to look more closely into this. Athletes only get 4 years to play high
school football...to lose 25% of that on a mistake/fraud by parents/adults is
unfair to the players. Some type of alternative should be given so that at the
very least, the boys can play somewhere. My other question is how did this come
to be when we are already 4 weeks into the football season???Strange
case to say the least!!!!
Don't play with dynamite LOL
I had a feeling the first comment in this thread would be one that defended our
"win at all cost" culture that we live in. whoisjohngalt -
Shame on the people who forged documents to try and buck the system to be
eligible for football. Shame on those adults who led two teens 800 miles away
from their home to play football. This story is about WAY more than you enjoying
a football game on Friday night. And shame on all of the adults that have lied
to the UHSAA in the past that have successfully transferred their kids by
breaking rules.The UHSAA absolutely did the right thing, and the
adult who forged documents should be shown jail time.
Shame on the UHSAA?!? How about shame on the "guardian" for taking 3
months to fill out paperwork and then when he finally does fill it out, he
forges it. I am starting to think that you have a grudge against the UHSAA and
that you don't read articles to get the whole story...
Sad. Shame on the UHSAA. Leaving kids out of sports. Sports is a HUGE motivator
to keep kids in school. Some kids would not even go to school if they
didn't have sports. Most H.S sport athletes are motivated to keep their
GPA up in order to be qualify to play sports. Shame on the UHSAA. Sad sad.