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GoLocalProv: Ledo Awaits NCAA Eligibility Center Ruling
As the decision seems to be looming, Scott Cordischi writes a great piece going over all of the ins and outs of the whole process, and where Ricky Ledo currently stands.
What does the Eligibility Center need to complete a certification review for a prospective student-athlete and who is responsible for getting that information to the Eligibility Center?
“We need every transcript from every high school the student attended as well as their standardized test score from either the SAT or ACT,” said Roesler. “It is a shared responsibility between the student, the parents, their high schools and the NCAA member institutions recruiting them. Normally, we receive the high school transcripts from the high schools themselves or the member institution’s admissions office and we receive the test scores directly from the testing agency.”
For those who are impatient with the process or wonder why it takes so long for a decision to be rendered, Roesler has a simple answer. “Once we have all of the information we need to make the student’s file complete, it is just a matter of a few short days,” she said. “Once we have a full file, it is considered ready to process and it takes just a day or two for us to review it and make a decision.”
The 6’6″ wing Jared Nickens has interest in a long list of schools, including BIG EASTies Georgetown, Syracuse, Villanova, Seton Hall, and Notre Dame (according to Rivals). Looks like Temple already has an offer too, so maybe we should just give up.
Here is a highlight video when he played at St. Patrick’s in NJ last year.
College Sports Madness: #86 Providence Men’s Basketball Preview
Good overview of the team heading into the season. Try not to remind yourself of the recruiting ratings if you don’t want to throw up in your mouth.
If Henton has to spend time at small forward, the Friars will be reeling for depth in the frontcourt. Kadeem Batts will start in the post. The 6-9, 250 pound junior had a bit of a sophomore slump, but he is a proven interior scorer and a quality rebounder. Brice Kofane had a decent freshman season and can at least block some shots and grab some rebounds. However, Providence needs an interior scorer and that pretty much has to be Batts, at least until Johnson is eligible. Lee Goldsbrough will need to provide more quality depth than he did in 2011-2012 and at least grab a few more rebounds. He has been just a body to eat up fouls until now.
Hoops are getting installed at Alumni Hall. Those are important.