Wondering if someone out there could confirm something I have heard about Juco recruiting in Texas. A reliable source told me recently that some Juco schools count on their athletes to keep the doors of the college open. He was giving me an example of a college that has about 300 students of which about 200 of them participate in the athletic programs of the college. As far as the baseball program, they will give out "room" scholarships which do not count towards the athletic program - usually to about 100 boys. At the end of the fall semester, they will cut the 100 boys down to 20 or so players that will make the team. Because the 100 boys are enrolled in the Fall semester the college gets money from the state. This a prime way the school keeps the doors open.
I guess I want to know if this type of thing is true. He told me that this goes on at several major Juco programs in the state of Texas. If it is true, does anyone know the colleges that are doing this.
To me this seems unethical to tell a boy he is being recruited into the baseball program just so the college can get someone to go to their college so that they can get state money.