It has nothing to do with his ACT. His grades let him down. That's on him and his support system. I scored a 19 on the ACT and got into the U. I got straight C's graduated and have done just fine in my career.
DocWrestling wrote: LOL. So he cannot even qualify by the low NCAA standards but the University would admit him on those same merits.
Student-athletes can get in with lower GPA's and test scores but not regular students. There is no way he gets in if he is not on scholarship.
I wish more universities would just turn these guys awayand send the message to all high school students that they better buckle down on their schoolwork and grades starting right away in 9th grade.
Those schools, SEC and some others nationally, salivate over these type athletes because they know that other NCAA schools will often not admit them, but that makes it easy for them to get them and keep the elite football school playing on an uneven playing field! Cheating schools and non-student athletes gravitate to each other.
My take from the article is he can still get in with some success in summer school. I haven't perused the curriculum for MPLS summer school term but I have a hard time believing its all that difficult. My guess is if he shows up and gives a reasonable effort he'll earn whatever grade he needs.
If that's the case I wouldn't be surprised to see Mr. Jones suiting up for the rodents this fall.
Sounds very similar to the John Clay story to me, probably with a similar outcome as well. As we saw with Clay, kids who have struggled with academic focus often struggle with football focus. I wouldn't be betting the house and car on that NFL career just yet but wouldn't surprise me if he sees the field at UMn.