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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014 8:05 a.m. MST

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inthebooth
Salt Lake City, UT

Grey shirting is still a scholarship promise for next year's class. It just means he's not on the team this fall. Strange. I would easily sit out a year if it meant playing for ASU vs. being with Nevada this fall. The pride of these high school players is funny.

adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

So Arizona State,

A player that is good enough for your team as a Sophomore and Junior all of the sudden isn't good enough when he has a freak accident injury as a Senior? Sometimes I feel like recruiting is the biggest sham of them all.

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

@inthebooth

How good is that "scholarship promise"? It's not binding. When a recruiter hasn't shown made good on his promise for a scholarship why would you trust him for the following year.

adwight
AMERICAN FORK, UT

I know a lot of Greyshirts that are not honored their scholarships and end up playing somewhere else. Rush made a great decision for himself.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Greyshirt means you are paying your own way for a year and technically without any promise of a scholarship. The financial burden of that situation is a lot of most families to handle. At Nevada he gets tuition, room, board, stipend, fees. Plus, he knows they really want him. There is a lot to be said for being a bigger fish in a smaller pond.

Big Ko Ko
St. Louis, MO

KoRush traded a greyshirt for a blue jersey. Anyone with any good sense would have done the same. Big Boy move son!! We are all proud and stand behind you all the way!! Good luck at the next level!!

inthebooth
Salt Lake City, UT

@UU32 - his father is a minor league baseball manager I don't think financial strain has anything to do with it. But congrats to him hopefully he'll get to play with Nevada. delayed gratification is not something this generation knows much about though.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

UU32,

That whole big fish little pond this is hilarious. Shouldn't every "fish" want to be the biggest they can be, and not simply bigger than the other fish in his immediate area?

A "small fish in a big pond" is still bigger than a "big fish in a small pond" Did you see what WAC champion Frenso State did against the #5 Pac 12 team in their bowl game? The biggest fish in a small WAC pond got humiliated.

Again, shouldn't every fish want to be as big as possible? By saying that a small fish in a big bond is worse than being a big fish in a small pond would be saying that the biggest fish in the WAC pond(Fresno) was a better scenario than being Alabama this year, because they weren't the biggest fish this year in the SEC pond, finishing behind Auburn.

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