Son's first year at JuCo there was 55 or so during the fall season. When asked the coach said not to worry, he won't have to make cuts. They'll self cut by spring. Sure enough, a few became ineligible due to grades, some injured (redshirt) and the rest self cut (quit). Come spring the roster was at 35.
Heh, funny....this sounds exactly like my son's juco, same situation. Looks like the spring roster is currently at 40.
Season starts in 13 days....woot!