Transfers coming rolling in

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  1. BandGetsToPlay

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    Word from the coffee shop is both Valley and Dowling are getting 'transfers' in from out of state. One from Illinois and one from California...more to follow I am sure...b/c, you know, they want to play right away and not wait until December :D
     
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    Is it possible to play both seasons for these kids? Transfer here and then transfer back home?
     
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    What I saw regarding Illinois, at least - if the player moves to Iowa to live with an uncle or some other relative, then moves back to Illinois at the end of the year, he'd be ineligible to play spring sports.

    If his parents (or one parent, I imagine) moved to Iowa for the fall, then moved back to Illinois, then he would be eligible to play in the spring.
     
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    Fascinating to know we have families willing (and able) to move half way across the country in order for Jr. to play HS football.
     
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    How could they prove who he lived with?
     
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    What team will be the biggest beneficiary, Bettendorf?
     
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    Well as of right now clearly Dowling (from the two athletes stories known to have actually transferred). Look, in order to become eligible right away it requires the student physically move into the district. Even though the IA QC metro schools are much closer to several larger IL QC metro schools, it still requires the student athlete/family move into the district. Most families don’t have the resources to maintain two residences (which given the short time involved having to sell a home or find a renter etc. is not practical and most leases are for 12 months). So even though transferring may sound alluring at first blush, most families will opt for Jr. to play in the spring...in my opinion...but we will know in a week or so.
     
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    I thought the California kid was transferring to Valley, not Dowling.
     
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    You are correct, my mistake.
     
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    If these kids are planning to play in college this makes sense, especially if they are a power 5 type athlete, but really only if it is their senior year. If it was me, I would want schools to see my game film at the same time most other athletes will be playing.

    It's very possible they move these signing dates back this year as campus visits are probably non existent until after the election do to the corona. But, as of now, the dates havent changed and plans need to be made with the information we have, not by what you think might happen. Early signing window is december 16th. Late signing window is February 3. If a player waited to play in the spring they might miss the boat as schools may fill their scholarships before the player even begins their senior season.

    As of 4 days ago 6 states have pushed back the football season. If more states follow suit, it makes less and less sense to relocate to play fall football as enough athletes will be in your position it wont have that big of an impact as colleges may hold on to some scholarships until these spring seasons get played.
     
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    I must admit being a little surprised at the transfer interest but it is indeed happening, time will tell as to the impact.
     
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    Rumor is several larger capital city schools are advertising for a new position, Director of Athletic Recruiting...of course several already have it filled.
     
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    The public schools at least. It was in the last bond issue.
     
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    Made sense until this...
     

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