This was supposed to be a solid year for Southern Nevada Football Recruiting. But, it has fallen on it's face with little action from Colleges willing to offer scholarships to local kids. There is one main reason why
In talking to Coaches around the Valley, the comments are that this is the worst year we have seen regarding kids not being able to make the minimum requirements to attend a D1 college. With so few scholarships in college football to begin with, no school is willing to offer a ride to a kid who will have to sit out a year due to grades. They risk that the kid may not being able to even make grades even if he sits out a year.
Here are the kids that are headed to a D1 school next year: Below each school are kids that are going to a Junior College next year. This is mainly due to grades.
Darrell Henderson – Cheyenne – Southern Utah
Kevin Richardson – Cheyenne – was recruited by Washington, Oregon State, Arizona State – now headed to a JC.
Keith Richardson – Cheyenne – Colorado State, UNLV, Arizona – now headed to a JC
Joe Wiley –Cheyenne – JC
Nick Brown - Cheyenne – JC
Lionell Vallian – Cheyenne – CC of Canyons
Ryan Worthen – Palo Verde - Southern Utah
Don Graham – Palo Verde - JC
Luke Doty – Boise State, Utah State and Southern Utah – will attend one year of school prior to going on his mission.
Tony Bachhubber- Durango – Minot State
Fred Coleman – Durango – JC
Cory McCants – Durango – Air Force
Antoine White – Las Vegas – could have went anywhere, looks like Dixie JC
Jamar Barnes - Desert Pines – JC
Stevie Dyson – Desert Pines – JC
John Ford – Foothill – still saying he will go to UNLV if he makes grades. Washington and Oregon still in the mix.
Paul Lethbridge – Foothill – JC
Mike Jones – Foothill – JC
DJ Porter – Rancho – Southern Utah
Willie Green – Rancho – Southern Utah
CJ Dickey- Rancho – JC
Dejuan Ashley – Silverado – JC
Jacque Williams – clark – Idaho State
Travis Stewart – Clark – Idaho State
Kinson Jean Francios – Clark – UNLV, UNR, ASU, OSU – still needs a test score
Jeff Rowe- McQueen – UNR
Kyle Eklund- Elko – UNR
Greg Alexander – Hug – UNR
JJ Milan – Wooster – UNR
Garrett McIntyre – South Tahoe – SDSU, Fresno State, Boise St,
Luke Penrose – Galena- Navy or Southern Utah
Antoine Barlow – Hug – Idaho State
Kellen Marshall – Cimarron - Oregon State over UNLV and UNR
Many of the players headed to a junior college did not get the required core class grades of a 2.5 or better, do not have a solid test score or do not have the straight grades to be in a D1 program. You can play with an overall GPA of 2.0 for a CCSD school. This means that a player can get A's in PE and another elective and struggle through core classes in Math, English, History, Science and Foreign Language and still be eligible.