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It is very true. If your a 2 sport star, your scholarship counts towards the higher revenue sport. But they could put Townsend on a baseball scholarship his first year and redshirt him in football, and he would maintain the baseball scholarship. Case in point the kid out of Glenville (can't remember his name) who went to USC, then believe he transferred to Miami. He went on a track scholarship his first year cause they didn't have a football scholarship to give. So basically they redshirted him, while on the track scholarship but was still able to work out with the football team.
Maybe Townsend should have got up early and faxed his LOI in at 7:30am... LOL. No, he probably knew that being a punter that OSU had to get all they could from postion players, they are the first priority, When OSU wentt 3 for 3 as Meyer stated instead of 1 for 3 or 2 for 3 that it ate up the last spot for scholarships and effectively it cost OSU it's wiggle room with a Townsend scholarship. I'm sure they've been open with him.
One soulutiion would be to add him as a preferred walk on for now and if there are any medical hardships and/or transfers in spring/summer practice promise Townsend that scholarships. There usually is one ore 2 guys that leave for whatever reason, maybe someone gets arrested or becomes ineligable because of grades. Take there scholly and give it to Townsend. It's an unfortunate situation for sure, but he seems like a smart kid that knows punters and kickers usually don't get scholarship offers from top notch schools. They may earn one 3 or 4 years later but right out of high school it's rare. To bad because it seems like this kid really wants to be a Buckeye, There are creative ways to get him signed up. They don't have to be down to their 82 limit until August so still plenty of time for transfers and such. Hope the staff can get this kid on this team. If not, I wish him the best of luck.
Exactly. But you don't have to go out to USC for an example.
Ross Oltorik, according to his football bio on OSU's web site, "was recruited to Ohio State on a baseball scholarship, and he walked on to the football team in 2008 before playing baseball for the Buckeyes in 2009." As a freshman, he was the 4th string QB. After exhausting his baseball eligibility in last spring, he walked back onto the football team as a linebacker this past season.
That is correct, but while he was on a baseball scholarship. The first time he would of played a snap during a football game his scholarship would be converted to a football scholarship.
bucknut073, +1, you are so right. Once the kid plays a down of football he is counted on the 85 man roster. We had this topic on here over a year ago when the kid from Glenville went to Miami on a track scholly. Once he played he was on a football scholly.
hearing he's a gator
Good luck to him then. Regardless of what has been said thus far, I personallly think he may have become expendable with Clark and Bell in the fold. Especially if Frank E. was an all state punter.
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