Three Danville Players Earn Walk-on Offers from Kentucky

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    Three Danville Players Earn Walk-on Offers from Kentucky

    Congratulations to D'Mauriae VanCleave, Jaleel Warren and Christian Hill.

    I expect more offers soon

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    Deservedly so. Congrats to those three.

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    Wow, a dislike because three kids earned an opportunity to continue their football careers at the next level. That's pretty bush league in my opinion.

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    Good for those guys, although I think they all will have even more options (if they don't already). They are all three very good players.

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    Quick question? How many preferred walk ons are still on the UK roster at this time? I have not heard anything over the past couple seasons about guys moving on to game day rosters. I am aware of the Hopewell kid from Danville in the early to mid 2000's and how he played special teams. Can anyone give us some other examples etc?

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    Cole Mosier was a walk-on who found his way to scholarship. Unfortunately, he was injured before this season.

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    Was Mosier from around the Walton area?

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    Yes he played at WV

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    Charles Walker a senior Receiver was a walk on I believe and then earned scholarship. Is Brett Slusher from Beechwood a walk on? He is listed on Gameday roster.

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    Question is this IMO, accept a PWO at a D1 school or accept a full ride at D2 and/or NAIA? Money talks.

    Also why are these kids only offered PWO's and not full scholarships? Kentucky has certainly made more than their fair share of mistakes when it comes to judging in-state talent. See the Elam kid as reason number 1 and he is just one in a long line of blunders that staff has made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Question is this IMO, accept a PWO at a D1 school or accept a full ride at D2 and/or NAIA? Money talks.

    Also why are these kids only offered PWO's and not full scholarships? Kentucky has certainly made more than their fair share of mistakes when it comes to judging in-state talent. See the Elam kid as reason number 1 and he is just one in a long line of blunders that staff has made.
    All three of those guys are fantastic players, congrats. UK visiting Collin Hartmann from Somerset as well (6'5 260 DE) i'm told, we'll see how that goes. Vancleave can play for anyone with that speed, I am SO glad he's graduating!

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    Congrats to 3 really good players.

    I see more offers forthcoming. They deserve better than a preferred walk on.

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    I see more offers coming too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Question is this IMO, accept a PWO at a D1 school or accept a full ride at D2 and/or NAIA? Money talks.

    Also why are these kids only offered PWO's and not full scholarships? Kentucky has certainly made more than their fair share of mistakes when it comes to judging in-state talent. See the Elam kid as reason number 1 and he is just one in a long line of blunders that staff has made.
    D2 and NAIA very rarely offer full rides in football. Maybe a 25-50% tuition coverage. It would cost about the same to walk on at one of the public in state universities as it would be to accept a partial ride at say Georgetown, campbellsville etc. This is assuming that no academic offers or government grants are included. The difference is an opportunity at playing time.
    Now if these guys don’t get a full ride from an D1-FCS school somewhere then something is wrong. These OVC schools in the area need to offer these guys.

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    Christian Hill has just picked up an offer from UVA-Wise.

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