Here is a refreshing angle. Son was offered and given 40% Freshman year, and told, it would be 40% each of the four years. Three days before classes begin in Aug. of Soph. year Coach asks son to help the team out. He offers son an additional 40% plus another 5% (85%) if he would take the 85% Soph year, back to 40% Jr. year and 0% Senior year. Coach was looking to free up Scholarship dollars for a 2018 and wanted to let that soph in HS know he would get the 40% future ride.
We said:, " Oh, yeah, we will take that money up front all day long!"
Do not waste time & energy trying to figure out where a team is allocating the $$ to and @ what %. There are far to many variables involved. And it is an unwritten rule among teammates not to discuss their financial situations.
Listen to the Wise & Sage Elder Posters on this site ~ "Enjoy the Moment, Enjoy the Ride, Control What You Can and never try to guess what the Coach is thinking"
The stories my son has shared in his past 2 seasons regarding a situation like Proud Parent above is that: "What a coach tells a player in an exit interview from either Fall Ball or Season End, and what that player relays to his parents , and what he tells his teammates are not always the same story. "