I've read everything I can find on this kid and I am still confused regarding why he can play at Marshall but not at Uconn.
TOS that had alot of discussion regarding this 4/3 star kid but it still leaves me baffled. And Dez in his Courant blog doesn't seem to shed any light either. Even with Dobb's mother supposedly replying to his blog. Here is a CT kid who committed to Uconn and wanted to play for them very badly. Dez's report said:
" Montrell Dobbs will not attend UConn in the fall because he does not qualify academically by NCAA standards. "
Last time I heard isn't Marshall part of the NCAA ? So what is the deal ???
Then I read this that was added by his mother ( ? ):
" first and foremost Montrell Dobbs is leaving Milford Academy with three A's he went up there and did what was asked of him and also what he was told to do. The problem was his high school transcripts he took classes that the ncaa doesn't consider. so he is one point away from qualifying for uconn and this should have been picked up on since june but it wasn't so now his dreams are shattered because of it and Montrell Dobbs as of this date 11/18/11 is still not registered with the ncaa clearing house. and yes he can go to jr college if wants to or another non bcs div1 school if he chooses that. so all hope is not lost my child will further his education wether he will end up at his dream school Uconn remains to be seen. this is as much a shock to him as it is to u "
So why are schools like Marshall( C-USA or the others) allowed to take someone like Dobbs, when Uconn can't ? Do they have "different NCAA rules" than the Huskies ? Last time I checked we have 3 C-USA schools along 2 others that will be taking the field vs. Uconn in the time Dobbs will be playing D-1 college football.
If Dez's report said " Montrell Dobbs will not attend UConn in the fall because he does not qualify academically by Uconn's standards ", then I would get it.
But because of one point he can't go to the school of his dreams but he could have gone to any of the 5 new Big East schools and played against Uconn when they join the Big East ? The whole " NCAA standards/ non BCS thing" doesn't make sense.
Anyone out there know anything else? What am I missing ?
This post was edited on 12/10 10:15 AM by the Blades
Posted on 12/10 10:14 AM | IP: Logged
I am not 100% sure of this but this is what I believe is the answer. Dobbs is considered a partial qualifier. UConn or other BCS schools can not accept partial qualifiers while non BCS schools ( Marshall) can.
Posted on 12/10 2:16 PM | IP: Logged
Thanks for the feedback ucjoet, you might be right. I read some things too, regarding that. It just seems to be another "inconsistent NCAA mess" if he could enroll this year at any of UCF, Houston, SMU, Boise or SD St. and end up playing against Uconn eventually, when he can't by rule play for his home state school. Unless like I said the real issue is he can't qualify for Uconn specifically.
Because if that's the case with all the new Big East expansion schools, it sounds like their recruiting is going to suffer once they join the Big East and can't take partial qualifiers anymore.
Posted on 12/10 3:04 PM | IP: Logged
The thing that bothers me the most is that it seems like someone should have caught this earlier. Also why can't he take a class somewhere (prep school, com college etc) to get one final class / credit. He could do this in the spring semester and then come to UConn in the fall. I believe Milford Prep does not have a spring semester ( which I find weird) but there has to be someplace he can take 1 class and then come to UConn. I think there has to be more to the academic side of this question then we know. Because there seems like there would be many solutions to be able to get that extra credit before next fall.
Posted on 12/11 12:45 PM | IP: Logged
Dobbs will be playing at Temple.
Posted on 1/11 1:45 AM | IP: Logged
Originally posted by JHG722: Dobbs will be playing at Temple.
they should really take a look at Jayquan Hall-Watson the kid is nice and he qualifies. He has a few Offers now but i hear he is still big on Uconn.
Posted on 1/11 7:54 PM | IP: Logged
We all know there is limited talent in ct compared to the florida/cali/tex of the nation but as with edsall failed to do i hope PP hits hartord,new haven,bridgeport hard....there is talent there that can play on div 1 level just needs to be found & hope they stay on top of there academics, shame Dobbs couldn't come to uconn same as james nixon(new haven) years ago.
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With Uconn's recent offer to Arkeel Newsome, it got me thinking about another Ansonia RB in this thread.
Isn't it ironic that as it is reported below that Dobbs could not qualify academically to play for Uconn after he committed to them because of the higher standards for
BCS schools but he will now be playing for (BCS)Temple in that same BCS(current)conference.
This whole Dobbs commitment, de-commitment and final landing spot( which he shouldn't be qualified for according to reports) makes no sense whatsoever.
This post was edited on 6/11 9:46 AM by the Blades
Marshall, as a member of C-USA, IS a BCS school. C-USA is one of the 11 conferences that make up the BCS and set that organization's rules.
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Not sure what your referring to SU68, but Dobbs is at Temple of the BE, which is a BCS school now. He's not at Marshall.
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Sorry, I was commenting on theblades' original message and missed JHG's correction.
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Am I missing something? When did C-USA become a BCS conference? As far as Dobbs, yeah it sucks he's not at UCONN but he's a good kid and from CT so I wish him well. Addazio's a great recruiter...certainly not gonna help UCONN with him there and Temple in the BE.