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    Dai-Jon Parker


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    That's a football offer, Parker won't be recruited by Coach K. But yes, he seems like quite the athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airowe View Post
    That's a football offer, Parker won't be recruited by Coach K. But yes, he seems like quite the athlete.

    It said both though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoCrazy84 View Post
    It said both though.
    But would only be counted towards the football limit if he plays both. Sounds and looks like a freakish athlete in the Nolan mold. Not great ballhandling, and a bit undersized for a SG, but a nice stroke and good speed/hops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoCrazy84 View Post
    It said both though.
    The article certainly wasn't clear, but why would a kid need two scholarships? I know Duke tuition is expensive, but...

    He is being recruited as a football player, but could certainly walk-on to the basketball team.

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    I think there are rules about kids playing in football and another sport requiring the scholarship to be a football scholly. Something about keeping schools from getting more football players by stashing their scholarships on other sports. I'm not sure what the particulars are.
    -- DukeUsul

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    Quote Originally Posted by airowe View Post
    That's a football offer, Parker won't be recruited by Coach K. But yes, he seems like quite the athlete.
    Do you mean he won't get an official scholarship offer from Coach K if he already has a football one? Or that Coach K won't recruit him at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeUsul View Post
    I think there are rules about kids playing in football and another sport requiring the scholarship to be a football scholly. Something about keeping schools from getting more football players by stashing their scholarships on other sports. I'm not sure what the particulars are.
    There is a hierarchy of precedence. If an athlete plays football and another sport, the scholarship given ALWAYS counts against football even if he was recruited for the other sport. Basketball, I believe, is second in the hierarchy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Diablo View Post
    Do you mean he won't get an official scholarship offer from Coach K if he already has a football one? Or that Coach K won't recruit him at all?
    Coach Cutcliffe will recruit him to play football and he has been extended a scholarship offer to play football at Duke. He will not be a recruited basketball player, but may walk-on to the basketball team if he comes to Duke.

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    Absolutely delighted with the offer! This kid is rly good

    TY for stepping up the recruiting,K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    There is a hierarchy of precedence. If an athlete plays football and another sport, the scholarship given ALWAYS counts against football even if he was recruited for the other sport. Basketball, I believe, is second in the hierarchy...
    Thanks!
    -- DukeUsul

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    He doesn't sound like the physical type of player that Reggie Love was, but Reggie played football and also walked on as a basketball player and gave us some decent service on the hardwood. Then he went on to be the Prez's "body man", which has to be just about as good a recruiting pitch as can be for a guy considering playing both sports. Then there's Greg Paulus, who is now going for a shot at the NFL after a successful college career as a basketball player and one college year of football, another good recruiting pitch for such a player.

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    WR Austin Kelly (who is my neighbor) also has practiced with the team so this would hardly be unprecedented.

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    When Paulus was new at Duke there was some discussion along these lines. But I recall someone in the know explaining that, as a BB-first recruit, he couldn't ALSO play football for the first two years (just BB). Not sure if the "hierarchy" of sports makes that true in reverse - when football is the primary sport.... Seems like a remarkable kid.


    -BDBD

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