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RE: [split] Mike Bloomgren's 2nd Rice recruiting class
(10-20-2018 10:26 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(10-20-2018 07:27 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(10-18-2018 12:29 PM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  One thing I’ve been thinking about the last couple of weeks is that our lack of ability to take early enrollees is really killing us in terms of ability to revive the program quickly.

Right now you’ve got guys like Montero, Chamberlain, etc playing decent despite only having 6 weeks of college strength and conditioning. Imagine if we could get 5-6 guys to join the program in January and have 7 months under their belt by the time the next season started. That’d be huge.

Forgive my ignorance, but how does this work?

Does the player have to graduate HS before attending Rice?

Essentially, you graduate HS in 3.5 years. Apparently, this isn’t very difficult at lots of high schools (it wouldn’t have been allowed at mine).

This isn’t something that only the “factories” do... Lots of solid academic schools also do this.

Here’s an article about it: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sbnatio...recruiting

That’s helpful. Thanks!

I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to do this, and presumably Bloomgren is familiar with it from Stanford. Has anyone heard of early enrolled in the upcoming class?

It seems like academically elite schools like Rice would be at a bit of a disadvantage because the students they accept typically will come from more rigorous high schools and I assume those schools would be less likely to allow early graduation. I know my HS did not allow it. Obviously there are exceptions and there are SOME a student athletes who could be admitted to Rice as early enrollees.
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RE: [split] Mike Bloomgren's 2nd Rice recruiting class
(10-20-2018 11:02 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(10-20-2018 10:26 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(10-20-2018 07:27 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(10-18-2018 12:29 PM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  One thing I’ve been thinking about the last couple of weeks is that our lack of ability to take early enrollees is really killing us in terms of ability to revive the program quickly.
Right now you’ve got guys like Montero, Chamberlain, etc playing decent despite only having 6 weeks of college strength and conditioning. Imagine if we could get 5-6 guys to join the program in January and have 7 months under their belt by the time the next season started. That’d be huge.
Forgive my ignorance, but how does this work?
Does the player have to graduate HS before attending Rice?
Essentially, you graduate HS in 3.5 years. Apparently, this isn’t very difficult at lots of high schools (it wouldn’t have been allowed at mine).
This isn’t something that only the “factories” do... Lots of solid academic schools also do this.
Here’s an article about it: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sbnatio...recruiting
That’s helpful. Thanks!
I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to do this, and presumably Bloomgren is familiar with it from Stanford. Has anyone heard of early enrolled in the upcoming class?
It seems like academically elite schools like Rice would be at a bit of a disadvantage because the students they accept typically will come from more rigorous high schools and I assume those schools would be less likely to allow early graduation. I know my HS did not allow it. Obviously there are exceptions and there are SOME a student athletes who could be admitted to Rice as early enrollees.

We had at least two that I know of during my undergrad days.

ETA: And I seem to recall that Fred and/or Ken had some.
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RE: [split] Mike Bloomgren's 2nd Rice recruiting class
(10-20-2018 11:02 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(10-20-2018 10:26 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(10-20-2018 07:27 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(10-18-2018 12:29 PM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  One thing I’ve been thinking about the last couple of weeks is that our lack of ability to take early enrollees is really killing us in terms of ability to revive the program quickly.

Right now you’ve got guys like Montero, Chamberlain, etc playing decent despite only having 6 weeks of college strength and conditioning. Imagine if we could get 5-6 guys to join the program in January and have 7 months under their belt by the time the next season started. That’d be huge.

Forgive my ignorance, but how does this work?

Does the player have to graduate HS before attending Rice?

Essentially, you graduate HS in 3.5 years. Apparently, this isn’t very difficult at lots of high schools (it wouldn’t have been allowed at mine).

This isn’t something that only the “factories” do... Lots of solid academic schools also do this.

Here’s an article about it: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sbnatio...recruiting

That’s helpful. Thanks!

I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to do this, and presumably Bloomgren is familiar with it from Stanford. Has anyone heard of early enrolled in the upcoming class?

It seems like academically elite schools like Rice would be at a bit of a disadvantage because the students they accept typically will come from more rigorous high schools and I assume those schools would be less likely to allow early graduation. I know my HS did not allow it. Obviously there are exceptions and there are SOME a student athletes who could be admitted to Rice as early enrollees.

Rice has very very limited summer school selection if I remember correctly. One of the big disadvantages to being so small, we can’t find majors or summer class for some prospective athletes. The only summer class I remember anyone taking was organic chemistry at UH because it was so much easier than Rice and premeds wanted a higher GPA.
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RE: [split] Mike Bloomgren's 2nd Rice recruiting class
The summer school point is unrelated to this as early enrollees come in January and thus have access to the full complement of 2nd semester courses.

With regard to summer school, yes it’s more limited than other schools but has been improving recently. Typically, the freshman who arrive in June take some kind of speech and debate class when they get on campus. Older guys can take math courses, basic sciences, some of the Econ courses, and perhaps most importantly, can do their sports management internship for credit during the summer too.
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