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Old 12-22-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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but probably many of the players on the best highschool team will never play even division 3 football. The high school team may have a few d1 prospects and a handful of d2, but most of the team will probably never play football again.
I think the d3 team wins, though not a blowout if the high school team has a few d1 stars. The d3 team would wear them down though as their line would probably be much bigger and stronger
Um no, a top HS team will have a majority of D-I players. I'm looking at two top team's rosters right now, and they're all playing D-I...
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Let me give you some insight into the high school debate

The high school I went to won the USA Today National Championship and State Championship my senior year "97" and the State Championship the next year, 98.

We had at least 12 D1 players on those teams that graduated those two years. One ended up being a multiple time All American at Ohio State. He and another player are still playing in the NFL. Many more had great college careers.

Almost all of the players played football after high school. My best friend in High School played probably 10 minutes, and got to go to a 20K+ DIII school for next to nothing, ended up being an All Conference player.

We lived pretty close to Mount Union, which is the best DIII school, and I would be willing to wager those years we could have been competitive, if not won the game against them
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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Let me give you some insight into the high school debate

The high school I went to won the USA Today National Championship and State Championship my senior year "97" and the State Championship the next year, 98.

We had at least 12 D1 players on those teams that graduated those two years. One ended up being a multiple time All American at Ohio State. He and another player are still playing in the NFL. Many more had great college careers.

Almost all of the players played football after high school. My best friend in High School played probably 10 minutes, and got to go to a 20K+ DIII school for next to nothing, ended up being an All Conference player.

We lived pretty close to Mount Union, which is the best DIII school, and I would be willing to wager those years we could have been competitive, if not won the game against them
McKinley?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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But those kids going to D1 have to be developed first once they get their right

They are being chosen for their potential physical attributes, some of them are still growing

How many kids from that top school started as freshmen and had immediate impact?

on the other hand the DIII school will have some juniors and seniors that could probably start on a D1 school and contribute right away no?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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McKinley?
Yes sir!
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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But those kids going to D1 have to be developed first once they get their right

They are being chosen for their potential physical attributes, some of them are still growing

How many kids from that top school started as freshmen and had immediate impact?

on the other hand the DIII school will have some juniors and seniors that could probably start on a D1 school and contribute right away no?
No, because they'd be playing D-I. An unpolished, unexperienced D-I freshman would wipe the floor with a D-III senior.

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Yes sir!
Very nice. OH HS football is something else. I've been following it a little bit over the last few years.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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No, because they'd be playing D-I. An unpolished, unexperienced D-I freshman would wipe the floor with a D-III senior.



Very nice. OH HS football is something else. I've been following it a little bit over the last few years.
I'm not so convinced, there are some very good players in the Divisions below 1, I definantly wouldn't say an unexperienced D-1 freshman would wipe the floor with a D-III senior
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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I'm not so convinced, there are some very good players in the Divisions below 1, I definantly wouldn't say an unexperienced D-1 freshman would wipe the floor with a D-III senior
From the best HS teams? Most definitely.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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From the best HS teams? Most definitely.
I'm still questionable.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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If you say so...

I'll take a freshman from Miami/Ohio State/Texas any day over a senior from Principia/Colorado College/Cornell College...
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