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I just found this interesting being this kid goes to my former High School and also graduates with Shirve. I think it was a pretty low thing to do to the kid especially when he gave his verbal last spring.

 

http://www.scrantontimes.com/articles/2009/01/31/sports/sc_times_trib.20090131.b.pg1.tt31bodtmann_s1.2272832_spo3.txt

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Wow - that is really sad. I was reading this article looking for a good reason beyond "getting caught in a numbers game". I think the HS coach nailed it on the head that this flies in the face of what they preach and teach to kids about keeping true to your word, which is an extremely valuable lesson for young kids. Then to get hosed like that.

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Just read this today as well, I'm in Wilkes Barre, nice to hear of another fan locally. I went to Bishop Hoban(now Holy Redeemer). Talk about a scum bag thing to do to a kid. I remember back a number of years ago when we had a center recruit(Peters(?)) who broke his neck before playing a down his freshman year about 10-15 years ago. The university honored the scholarship anyway.

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As a university, you decide what type of program you want to be. They made their decision, and we have made ours. Human garbage. I hope this kid becomes an all american, and plays in the NFL for years just to teach those clowns a little thing called karma.

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What a frickin joke..... Fu Nebraska!!

 

 

It was a numbers thing?? He lost a couple Lbs.??? what a joke

 

Eckler also indicated that Bodtmann had been caught in a numbers crunch and that there were some walk-ons who impressed the staff enough to warrant scholarship offers after the season.

 

 

A ton of kids do the same thing to schools dragging them along and switching at the last moment... a shame that this happened to a kid who committed and shut down his recruiting to other schools.

 

I commend Nebraska for awarding schollies to the walk ons who earned it... but it sounds like they pulled the rug out from under the wrong kid

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football is a cut throat business from whom no one is immune...........

 

agreed and 2 months after the season the kid shouldnt be 10 lbs less than what he was 7 months prior. there has to be more to it then just a numbers crunch. did he lie on his measurements? alot of coaches do. if they expect the kid to be 205 then they think he'll be 225 by the time he hits campus. Big difference in 10-20 lbs for a LB. I do think it's dirty though being so late in the process but at least they're trying to help him get in somewhere's else and even offered a grey shirt.

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agreed and 2 months after the season the kid shouldnt be 10 lbs less than what he was 7 months prior. there has to be more to it then just a numbers crunch. did he lie on his measurements? alot of coaches do. if they expect the kid to be 205 then they think he'll be 225 by the time he hits campus. Big difference in 10-20 lbs for a LB. I do think it's dirty though being so late in the process but at least they're trying to help him get in somewhere's else and even offered a grey shirt.

 

The article said he battled injuries all year, so he may not have been able to lift weights and keep his weight up.

 

Maybe he got sick or something, who knows. Remember when Carlson dropped like 20 lbs before the combine b/c he got food poisoning?

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Yeahhh, I talked to a kid on campus today who's been in a couple of my history classes and plays on the football team. He said this kid was his recruit on his visit. Bad news for us though. He isn't coming to UMaine. Apparently we wanted to redshirt him for some reason and he wasn't cool with that. Dumb move on our part. 1-AA schools getting a 3 star is like a 1-A school getting a 5 star. Should've just let him come in.:(

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COASTER , THERE HAD TO BE A REASON TO WANT TO RED SHIRT HIM , jACK IS A GOOD JUDGE OF TALENT , WAS THERE SOME ANTI NEBERASKA INFO THERE ?????? WHAT SAY YOU ?

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as much as i love hating the cornhuskers it should be fair to give their side of the story. word is that he lied about his injuries and cut off contact with the coaches. also they had tried pawning him off to a couple of other schools before pulling his offer. even with their spin it reeks of scumbaginess

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