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High School athletes will face major changes in 2016

High School athletes will face major changes in 2016

Since 2012, the NCAA has been trying to up their standards to get into major colleges. They gave it several years to allow time for high school athletes to get acclimated with the changes, but the 2016 high school classes will have to step up. 

High School athletes are facing some difficult changes this year.  NCAA Division I academic standards in order to play, have changed. Instead of a 2.0 core grade-point average, they must have a 2.3 GPA. They need to have completed 10 of their 16 core courses before their senior year, with seven of those coming in English, math and science.

They also have to make sure they meet increased college entrance test score requirements. For example, it states, an SAT score of 1,000 requires a 2.5 high school core-course GPA for competition, and a 2.0 high school core-course GPA to receive aid and practice.

You will see a lot more athletes headed to Division 2 and Division 3 ball for this rule. That is a big change, for some athletes that struggle in the class room. 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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