Monday, October 20, 2014

OSG High: The Dark Side Of High School Football And The Art Of The Appeal


Kids transfer...

It's a part of high school existence and, even moreso, high school athletics.

Parents of athletes, and the athletes themselves, want to make sure that these days their opportunities are "maximized." If you can move, and move successfully, then maybe your chances to improve your place are magnified.

The case of former Savannah (GA) Country Day-slash-Alabama commit Demetris Robertson is going down those lines very quickly.

Robertson through either the desire of his brother-guardian, himself, or both wanted to transfer to another contending football program across town- Savannah Christian.

But the hook is, and has been, Robertson has had to file paperwork with the state governing body- the Georgia High School Association- to prove he had moved districts to be eligible to play for SCPS.

Through repeated appeals, his status has been denied for one reason or another. With his guardian threatening a lawsuit against the GHSA, FOSG Ken Slats may have discovered the real reason that Robertson may not be playing this season.

Looks like his old school objected on the grounds that the move was only football-based and didn't have anything to do with academics.
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The larger question in all of this: Just how much education is Robertson getting this season in bouncing between schools and will he even get a high school diploma this season...???

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