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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    Part of my frustration comes from seeing PA kids with great potential choosing schools far way only to never be heard from again.
    Although, I place part of the blame on PA colleges for not recruiting these kids enough. But, that's another post for another day.
    We all feel that frustration every time one our local favorites goes to some far out-of-state powerhouse. Heck, I feel that way when they go to a school in the state next door. It must be particularly hard for you in a state like PA with such deep high school talent.
    There are lots of different reasons why a kid chooses one college over another. And to be fair, the level of talent and skill between High School wrestling and Division 1 college wrestling is just staggering. The freshman year in college isn't easy for anyone, let alone someone making the jump between high school wrestling and college wrestling in their very first semester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    And to be fair, the level of talent and skill between High School wrestling and Division 1 college wrestling is just staggering. The freshman year in college isn't easy for anyone, let alone someone making the jump between high school wrestling and college wrestling in their very first semester.
    Add to that the increased academic demands plus the significantly changed social environment. For those reasons I think the NCAA's APR numbers should leave out the freshman year entirely.
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    Absolutely. Or, they should be weighted in a way that takes into account the numbers of non-athlete freshmen that leave the school.

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    On the flip side, having wrestlers come to college out of North Carolina and succeed at the college level has been rare, but Raymond Jordan seems to be thriving at Missouri. Another NC boy went out there this year (Gregoris), hopefully he can do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    Add to that the increased academic demands plus the significantly changed social environment. For those reasons I think the NCAA's APR numbers should leave out the freshman year entirely.
    I agree. I like the idea of academic accountability, but let's give the kids a year to adjust.

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