I know this is going to come as a shock and a disappointment to those of you who think the obvious solution to fixing college athletics’ amateurism issues is for some pro league to start signing high school kids, but the newly hatched Alliance of American Football is not gonna go there.
The new league will not accept players straight out of high school.
Ebersol explained that they’ve yet to decide whether a rule similar to the NFL’s standard (three years after graduation of the player’s high school class) or an age minimum will apply. Regardless, high school players need not apply to the AAF as an alternative to college football.
Another blown opportunity. Sad!
Maybe we should organize a boycott to change Ebersol’s mind and make him understand his league’s purpose in life is to save college football.