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Surprise Elite 11 star interested in Ivy League

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07:26 AM ET 07.05 | Quarterback Sean White is about to become even more popular after this week. [White] was named the MVP of the Elite 11 quarterback competition Wednesday. White, who is uncommitted, dominated at ESPN and Nike's "The Opening" which hosted the Elite 11 competition this year. White was one of 18 quarterbacks selected to compete for the 11 spots in the prestigious group. White was the last player invited to the competition, and analysts at the event [said that he played with a chip on his shoulder]. ... White is a three-star rated prospect who holds 13 offers. That number should go up after Wednesday. White said two weeks ago that he plans on visiting Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi, Harvard, Yale and Alabama this summer.

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July 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET

LOL an offer from Alabama. How many QB's have they offered?

July 5, 2013  08:12 AM ET
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LOL an offer from Alabama. How many QB's have they offered?

Saban is like the JELL-O of recruiting. There's always room for one more LOI.

July 5, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Wait... Do Harvard and Yale offer schollies to footballers?

July 5, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Wait... Do Harvard and Yale offer schollies to footballers?

Don't see why not....but if they don't they have "other" scholarships.

DIII schools can't offer athletic sholarships, but my daughter was offered an academic scholarship to play (which covered all tuition....she turned them down to go to MSST and be a student only..sigh)

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July 5, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Guy is a bean burrito from hitting the OLine.

LMAO So I take it he's not a dual threat?...or a duel threat?

July 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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LMAO So I take it he's not a dual threat?...or a duel threat?

Dual threat: bean and cheese burrito

July 5, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Dual threat: bean and cheese burrito

After a while, that might help with the duel also.

July 5, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Dual threat: bean and cheese burrito

Add some onions and salsa and I'm there....:)

July 5, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Smart move. Ivy League would be the best bang for the scholarship buck. I like Sean White's attitude already.

July 5, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Smart move. Ivy League would be the best bang for the scholarship buck. I like Sean White's attitude already.

"'His accurate isn't just accurate. It's exact. It's an NFL type of ball,' former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said of White."

Which means he'll probably end up at a D1 party school/football factory.

July 5, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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"'His accurate isn't just accurate. It's exact. It's an NFL type of ball,' former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said of White."Which means he'll probably end up at a D1 party school/football factory.

Perhaps not....don't forget Calvin Hill...they didn't have 'stars' or ratings back in 65 like now.

Hill, a highly touted high school football talent, decided to attend Yale

Yep, I'm a googling today.

July 5, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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"'His accurate isn't just accurate. It's exact. It's an NFL type of ball,' former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said of White."Which means he'll probably end up at a D1 party school/football factory.

There have been a couple of SEC'ers who have pursued a Rhodes Scholarship...if memory serves, one made it and one didn't make the cut...

July 5, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Smart move. Ivy League would be the best bang for the scholarship buck. I like Sean White's attitude already.

Ivy League does not offer athletic scholarships.

July 5, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Stanford or Cal Berkley ... play D1 ball and get a top tier education. Just sayin ...

July 5, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Ivy League does not offer athletic scholarships.

Quite right, Blood. I stand corrected. Ivy League now characterizes it as "enhanced financial aid."

July 5, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Quite right, Blood. I stand corrected. Ivy League now characterizes it as "enhanced financial aid."

Ivy League schools pick up the tab for most of the yearly cost. Student-athlete's family pays around $2K a year for the balance. Looks like a win-win deal to me.

July 5, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Ivy League schools pick up the tab for most of the yearly cost. Student-athlete's family pays around $2K a year for the balance. Looks like a win-win deal to me.

Source: "Financial Aid Changes Game as Ivy Sports Teams Flourish." New York Times, 12/22/11.

July 5, 2013  10:50 AM ET

White said two weeks ago that he plans on visiting Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi, Harvard, Yale and Alabama this summer.

Ole Miss=Mississippi, maybe he is going to visit twice.

 
July 5, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Quite right, Blood. I stand corrected. Ivy League now characterizes it as "enhanced financial aid."

I did not get offered "enhanced financial aid" when I was kind of recruited by Cornell for Wrestling. But that was a few years ago.

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