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    considering scott county's success they haven't really had a lot of kids signed. Guy seems to look the part.... oh well. maybe its academics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamebreaker View Post
    keith guy scott county
    jaylon jones lex cath
    Seen them both play. Do they any offers and are just weighing their options still? Can't believe these two can't find a home at LEAST in Naia somewhere.

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    Lots of good players left but that is not unusual at this point. after the big boys are done the players left will spend time choosing from the smaller D2, D3, and NAIA schools. recruiting for them is still going strong.

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    Trey Fant DB from Bowling Green. Probably the best DB in the state. Anybody know?

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    Tre Fant signed with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. Coffeyville has long been on of the top JC's in the country, with over 50 of it's alumni having played in the NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamebreaker View Post
    considering scott county's success they haven't really had a lot of kids signed. Guy seems to look the part.... oh well. maybe its academics.
    Didn't their safety last yr sign with Michigan state?

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    Any news on Montgomery County seniors?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rn View Post
    Didn't their safety last yr sign with Michigan state?
    Yes he did he tore his knee up beginning of season too. I think I heard his dad played there too

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanofMany33 View Post
    Cooper has had several athletes that could play somewhere at next level and quite a few winning seasons with very few kids going on to the next level. Watson, Brown, TCA, Michaels, Pavek (size alone), all should have had some DIII, DII, NAIA, JUCO interest. But basically nothing from what I have heard. Brown did have roster spots at a few DIII schools that were just too far away from home for DIII ball, but his plan is to train right after basketball, gain size, and find a spot somewhere on the EKU roster. Would love to see more of these boys continue to play.
    I know that it isn't a lack of interest. There have been numerous schools that have visited and talked to quite a few of the mentioned here. I have heard that most of the young men have decided they do not want to play in college and just want to get an education. A few are also entering the military as well.

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    And that whole "Interest" thing is whole new topic. How do you lose something you've loved doing since pee wee football once you play in high school. I know there's many answers to that, but too many Jaguars from the past that I have talked to have explained to me where they lost lost that desire, and it is a shame.

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    College ball is a very hard adjustment for kids.. Daily meetings at 5am, then weights then class, then actual practice. It's a grind.. That's why D3 schools will sign 40 kids then maybe 10 will be on the roster as a senior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanofMany33 View Post
    And that whole "Interest" thing is whole new topic. How do you lose something you've loved doing since pee wee football once you play in high school. I know there's many answers to that, but too many Jaguars from the past that I have talked to have explained to me where they lost lost that desire, and it is a shame.
    I think you took what I said with about interest wrong. I meant interest shown by college coaches who come in and speak to certain seniors. But I do want to address what you said. I mean no ill will in this post just trying to explain, in my opinion, some possible answers that I have observed. I hope that you are genuinely asking this question, and not being tongue in cheek. You are correct that there are a lot of different answers to this question. First off, it starts with the kid. High school football is WAY different than Pee-Wee football in that the time commitment is much greater. It becomes year round once a student enters high school. Then, when a kid plays more than one sport, which is something they should do if they are able, then that wears on them for four years. It takes a lot to put in that much time and work, and many kids do not have that desire to continue putting in that much time and effort and want to enjoy their college experience. Not to mention, even at a small D3 school, the commitment is even greater there then it was in high school, which a lot of kids do not have the passion to potentially pay a TON of money just to play small college football. Also, it is very common that a student would rather enjoy a larger college experience like UK, UL, or stay home and attend NKU and save money and not be in so much debt going to college. After that, I think some of it comes down to unrealistic expectations. Sometimes a young man thinks that he should be playing D1 or D1-AA when that is just not the case and they do not want to play any lower. Sometimes that happens.

    Some kids also don't understand what goes into the recruiting process. Not everything is done by the head coach. Some things speed the process up when the kid sends them out like questionnaires, film, contact with coaches, etc. A head coach can only do so much and I know that Coach Borchers has a revolving door for college coaches to come in and speak to seniors during the winter time. It is unfortunate that many kids choose not to pursue college football, but that is a choice that they are making and who is anyone else to say what these students should do? Borchers has brought nothing but success to Cooper, so I know it can't be because the young men are tired of losing. The last 4 years at Cooper have been exciting times with a lot to be proud of. Some of the players may be happy with what they have accomplished and want to try other things in college. They will be supported no matter what they decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfClutch33 View Post
    I think you took what I said with about interest wrong. I meant interest shown by college coaches who come in and speak to certain seniors. But I do want to address what you said. I mean no ill will in this post just trying to explain, in my opinion, some possible answers that I have observed. I hope that you are genuinely asking this question, and not being tongue in cheek. You are correct that there are a lot of different answers to this question. First off, it starts with the kid. High school football is WAY different than Pee-Wee football in that the time commitment is much greater. It becomes year round once a student enters high school. Then, when a kid plays more than one sport, which is something they should do if they are able, then that wears on them for four years. It takes a lot to put in that much time and work, and many kids do not have that desire to continue putting in that much time and effort and want to enjoy their college experience. Not to mention, even at a small D3 school, the commitment is even greater there then it was in high school, which a lot of kids do not have the passion to potentially pay a TON of money just to play small college football. Also, it is very common that a student would rather enjoy a larger college experience like UK, UL, or stay home and attend NKU and save money and not be in so much debt going to college. After that, I think some of it comes down to unrealistic expectations. Sometimes a young man thinks that he should be playing D1 or D1-AA when that is just not the case and they do not want to play any lower. Sometimes that happens.

    Some kids also don't understand what goes into the recruiting process. Not everything is done by the head coach. Some things speed the process up when the kid sends them out like questionnaires, film, contact with coaches, etc. A head coach can only do so much and I know that Coach Borchers has a revolving door for college coaches to come in and speak to seniors during the winter time. It is unfortunate that many kids choose not to pursue college football, but that is a choice that they are making and who is anyone else to say what these students should do? Borchers has brought nothing but success to Cooper, so I know it can't be because the young men are tired of losing. The last 4 years at Cooper have been exciting times with a lot to be proud of. Some of the players may be happy with what they have accomplished and want to try other things in college. They will be supported no matter what they decide.
    Very well said. No ill will taken. But if you look at majority of the area high school boys that continue on to different levels of college play in the past few years, I think Cooper sits at the back maybe next to Boone. Cooper has been winning decently for the past few years, so win/loss is not a factor in my eyes. I listened to them for years and could tell when and why they began to lose the interest. The kids I know have been to the camps and had the recruiting process explained to them and I have explained to many parents, what it's all about as well. A Head Coach will only do what he wants to do because his time may be limited with other task and the focus on the next season. Since being here I have followed many boys up to and through their high school years and communicating with them and their parents on regular basis, I know they had hopes to go on to the next level. I personally had a 2 year intermission from football before going on to play college ball so it's not too late, and once they hit the college campus maybe they'll get that desire back. Either way, I'm always going to be a communication piece for them as much as I can. And a revolving door does not work for a small new school like Cooper, (it's a 2 way communication process) that's why I tell the parents they have to be forceful and get highlights and interest out to the schools. But then again many colleges don't listen to parents and those youtube videos and hudl links from mom's/dad's email account never get looked at. I personally like the high schools that have certified strength coaches and recruiting coordinators that can push that information out to the colleges with a legitimate name behind it. Ryle and SK had good success with a few boys going on to play this year, I'd like to know their process or connections.

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    If your not getting a D1 scholarship you are in most cases paying some money to go college. The smaller the school the more money you are paying. And usually the smaller the school the more expensive they are. That's why many small schools have football. This is a part of the decision making process for the high school players. Some just decide it is not worth the cost at a small school to just keep playing. Some figure it out a year or two later, that's one reason why 40-50 freshmen at small schools can turn into 10 or less seniors. They all have to decide if the time, physical nature, quality of education, and MONEY are worth it.

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    I think there are some really good 2A kids out there that I haven't heard anything about yet - kids from Desales/Mayfield/CAL - anyone have any updates?

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