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The national preps may  not be as deep as some state tournaments in all the weight classes but as a whole it is one of the top tournaments in the country.  When recruiting kids out of the national prep tournament you typically don't have to worry about grades or if the kids will be able to stay eligible.

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The national preps may  not be as deep as some state tournaments in all the weight classes but as a whole it is one of the top tournaments in the country.  When recruiting kids out of the national prep tournament you typically don't have to worry about grades or if the kids will be able to stay eligible.

 

I was talking to an Ivy coach there and that's almost exactly what he was saying. We had PIAA District XI AA and AAA each just a few miles away. He didn't bother going over there. Not that there wouldn't be some grade appropriate kids there but you have to figure out who they are. Most of the kids at Preps have the grades and means to enroll at an Ivy.

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I was talking to an Ivy coach there and that's almost exactly what he was saying. We had PIAA District XI AA and AAA each just a few miles away. He didn't bother going over there. Not that there wouldn't be some grade appropriate kids there but you have to figure out who they are. Most of the kids at Preps have the grades and means to enroll at an Ivy.

 

No coach wants to deal with grade problems or immature athletes that have trouble being away from home for the first time.  Many of the prep school kids have lived in the dorms before arriving at college so they have the tools and training to be successful at college.

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I was talking to an Ivy coach there and that's almost exactly what he was saying. We had PIAA District XI AA and AAA each just a few miles away. He didn't bother going over there. Not that there wouldn't be some grade appropriate kids there but you have to figure out who they are. Most of the kids at Preps have the grades and means to enroll at an Ivy.

That coach should consider using a neighborhood community college as a feeder program to get around the admissions requirements and redshirt rules. Edited by Billyhoyle

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The national preps may  not be as deep as some state tournaments in all the weight classes but as a whole it is one of the top tournaments in the country.  When recruiting kids out of the national prep tournament you typically don't have to worry about grades or if the kids will be able to stay eligible.

I don't know why you don't think this tournament is as deep as some state tournaments in all the weight classes.

 

At this years National Preps - 

 

A former State Champ from Ohio finished 3rd

A former New England Champ finished 5th

A former State Champ from Maryland did not place

A former State Runner up from Maryland did not place

 

Two years ago a former PA State Champ placed 5th at National Preps.

 

I am sure there are plenty of examples that also go the other way...that isn't the point. The point is only that there is a ton of depth....and plenty of wrestlers capable of placing or winning a state championship (or have already done so) don't place.

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