Posted by Big Ron on December 28, 20 at 21:25:05:
In Reply to: the portal can be brutal posted by Xdevil on December 28, 20 at 19:54:03:
The NCAA has given waivers to senior level players that come back next year. So if a team has 20 seniors return, a team has the option of having 105 players on scholarship, if they want to absorb the cost of the extra players. But the 85 scholarship limit stays in effect for the rest of the roster even though all players on the roster were granted an additional year of eligibility. That means that 5 recruiting classes will need to be crammed into a 4 recruiting class limit of 85 scholarships. At that point the numbers and regs no longer works.
For example -
ASU looks to have about 70 non-senior players that can return next year. Then add this years 25 potential recruits. That means Edwards will need to place maybe 10 players on waivers or throw away maybe 10 scholies. The school has the option of placing some cut players on non-player grants in aid, but they are done as players. Some players will be forced into entering the transfer portal to look for new scholarship support.
Then look at the roster profile. ASU has close to 50 freshmen and redshirt freshmen that will come back with 4 years remaining. Add 25 more true freshmen recruits from this recruiting class and you end up with a glut of close to 75 freshmen designated players. Throw in the returning sophs and Juniors and the only way to use the 25 2022 scholarships is to cut roster players. 132 D1 teams will be in the same boat. Thatís when the transfer portal will be filled with hundreds of desperate players. The NCAA will need to find a way to manage this nightmare.
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