The strange tale of Mario Mathis, Ole Miss and a ‘revoked’ scholarship
By Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – 18 hours ago
Mario Mathis' parents can't get on the same page regarding the fate of their son's scholarship to Ole Miss.
On Monday, Mathis' father, David Fletcher, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the Rebels and coach Hugh Freeze had revoked his son's scholarship because of a torn ACL.
Mathis had surgery for the injury in January and committed to the Rebels in May, but Fletcher said when he and his son went to a camp at Ole Miss this past weekend, Freeze informed them the scholarship would not be honored."They told us he was no longer on the commitment list," Fletcher told the AJC. "They basically pulled the scholarship offer.http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/strange-tale-mario-mathis-ole-miss-revoked-scholarship-173416992--ncaaf.html;_ylt=AstnTgiNY6fDtpov07w3wRAcvrYF;_ylu=X3oDMTRrNnM3NzFjBG1pdANMSVNUUyBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5DQUFGIEJsb2dzBHBrZwNiYmNhMTRlMy0xYzdlLTNlYTYtOWQ5Ny0wYzcyMjlkY2U0ODQEcG9zAzQEc2VjA01lZGlhQkxpc3RNaXhlZExQQ0FUZW1wBHZlcgMyMWVkYzZjMC1kYmZmLTExZTEtYmRiNy05OTM2NjU4OWUzOTc-;_ylg=X3oDMTFqdXByMzhlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuY2FhZgRwdANzZWN0aW9ucw--;_ylv=3Over signing - and the NCAA limits the SEC pushes:
Even where a school successfully slides under both the 28-signee and the 25-annual new scholarship limit per recruiting year, they are often in violation of the NCAA's 85-scholarship limit for the entire roster.17 Where schools are over the 85-scholarship limit, some student-athletes will see their annually-renewable one-year scholarship unilaterally "revoked." Yet, according to Alabama's Nick Saban, who has signed 133 recruits in 5 years, "[w]e have never gotten rid of a player because of his physical ability.
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