Athletic transfers top 6,000 for 2011-2012

More than 6,000 Georgia students who transferred high schools in 2011-12 sought to play varsity sports at their new schools, according to documents released by the Georgia High School Association under Open Records laws.

Only 4,603 of those transfers were approved by the GHSA, the rest being declared ineligible for at least one season.

Below, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GHSF Daily report the number of eligible transfers at every football-playing school in the state. The totals include all athletes, not just football players.

The volume of transfers seeking to play varsity sports – an average of about 14 transfer students per GHSA member – demonstrates the challenge the GHSA faces when criticized over not doing more to curb the trend.

“I realize the rich get richer [with transfers],” said Gary Phillips, the GHSA’s assistant executive director, who oversees eligibility requests. “But it’s a free country. If you can buy and sell a house for the betterment of your children, why should we interfere with that?”

Some interesting findings in the data:

*About 25 percent of transfers fail to gain varsity eligibility in their first seasons. Phillips said most of those are because the student has not moved into the new school zone, as required by GHSA rules. The GHSA does not grant automatic transfers for No Child Left Behind or magnet schools. Students going from public to private schools, or vice versa, also must change school zones to be eligible the first year. The estimated 6,000 transfers are just those who request immediate eligibility. Many transfers don’t apply until their second years because they know they aren’t eligible.

*There are 15 football-playing schools that had no transfer students playing sports in 2011-12. All except Pacelli in Columbus are rural Georgia public schools. They include Wilcox County, which was at the forefront of the movement to have public and private schools in Class A play for separate state championships.

*The four private schools that won all-sports trophies – Marist (AAAA), Woodward Academy (AAA), Westminster (AA) and Wesleyan (A) – had only 18 eligible transfers in 2011-12, an average of 4.5 per school.

*Aside from Riverside Military Academy, a boarding school with 66 eligible transfers, the schools with the most transfers were South Gwinnett (59), Duluth (46) and Brookwood (45) from Gwinnett County. Buford, a city school in Gwinnett often in the middle of the transfer debate, had 13.

*The numbers don’t predict sports success. For example, of the schools with the most transfers in each of the 16 regions in AAAAAA and AAAAA, three were region champions and three were runners-up in 2011, but eight finished in the bottom half of the standings.

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Editor’s note: David Purdum will be reporting on the transfer issue for the AJC throughout the fall. Contact him at dpurdum@ajc.com.

CLASS AAAAAA CLASS AAAA CLASS AA
Region 1 Region 1 Region 1
31 – Camden Co. 9 – Westover 8 – Thomasville
23 – Lowndes 9 – Worth Co. 7 – Brooks Co.
17 – Valdosta 6 – Americus-Sumter 7 – Cook
12 – Brunswick 6 – Crisp Co. 5 – Berrien
12 – Coffee 5 – Dougherty 3 – Pelham
11 – Tift Co. 4 – Albany 2 – Fitzgerald
5 – Colquitt Co. 4 – Cairo 1 – Early Co.
Region 2 3 – Monroe Region 2
29 – Lovejoy Region 2 20 – Long Co.
27 – Luella 19 – Veterans 17 – Vidalia
19 – Rockdale Co. 16 – Howard 8 – Bacon Co.
16 – Morrow 14 – Westside, Macon 7 – Bryan Co.
13 – Newton 12 – Perry 6 – Toombs Co.
12 – Druid Hills 10 – Rutland 5 – Jeff Davis
9 – Alcovy 8 – West Laurens 3 – McIntosh Co. Acad.
Region 3 7 – Mary Persons 2 – Benedictine Military
32 – East Coweta 1 – Baldwin 2 – Metter
25 – Newnan Region 3 1 – Atkinson Co.
24 – Douglas Co. 22 – South Effingham Region 3
23 – Tri-Cities 19 – Statesboro 14 – Westside, Augusta
10 – Langston Hughes 17 – Liberty Co. 9 – Laney
3 – Westlake 13 – Hephzibah 8 – Dublin
Region 4 12 – Butler 8 – East Laurens
39 – Marietta 12 – Richmond Acad. 5 – Harlem
24 – Hillgrove 6 – Cross Creek 5 – Josey
23 – Campbell 3 – Burke Co. 1 – Screven Co.
22 – Kennesaw Mtn. 3 – Wayne Co. Region 4
20 – McEachern 2 – Glenn Hills 11 – Crawford Co.
17 – South Cobb Region 4 7 – Bleckley Co.
16 – Harrison 19 – Dutchtown 7 – Lamar Co.
16 – North Cobb 19 – Riverdale 6 – Northeast, Macon
2 – Pebblebrook 16 – Stockbridge 6 – Putnam Co.
Region 5 14 – Eagle’s Landing 4 – Monticello
22 – Roswell 12 – Jonesboro 1 – Macon Co.
18 – Etowah 11 – Locust Grove 1 – Taylor Co.
18 – Woodstock 11 – North Clayton Region 5
14 – Walton 9 – Spalding 25 – Chattahoochee Co.
13 – Lassiter 7 – Woodland, Henry 11 – Spencer
12 – Milton 6 – Griffin 7 – Bremen
9 – Cherokee 0 – Upson-Lee 7 – Heard Co.
9 – Wheeler Region 5 7 – Temple
Region 6 20 – Shaw 6 – Kendrick
33 – West Forsyth 13 – Fayette Co. 3 – Bowdon
28 – South Forsyth 13 – Sandy Creek 3 – Jordan
27 – Lambert 13 – Troup Co. 0 – Manchester
25 – Alpharetta 12 – Carrollton Region 6
20 – Centennial 9 – Columbus 13 – Greater Atl. Christ.
16 – North Forsyth 8 – Alexander 6 – Wesleyan
10 – Chattahoochee 3 – LaGrange 4 – Lovett
10 – Johns Creek Region 6 4 – Westminster
Region 7 34 – Grady 3 – Hapeville Charter
46 – Duluth 32 – Therrell Region 7
42 – Mill Creek 28 – Lithonia 7 – Pepperell
40 – Peachtree Ridge 25 – Stone Mountain 6 – Calhoun
29 – North Gwinnett 23 – Redan 5 – Model
28 – Collins Hill 20 – Chamblee 4 – Armuchee
18 – Mountain View 19 – Columbia 4 – Coosa
16 – Norcross 12 – Washington 4 – Murray Co.
15 – Meadowcreek 11 – South Atlanta 3 – Dade Co.
4 – Habersham Central 6 – Banneker 1 – Chattooga
Region 8 4 – Carver, Atlanta Region 8
59 – South Gwinnett 3 – Marist 66 – Riverside Military
45 – Brookwood Region 7 6 – Oglethorpe Co.
38 – Grayson 13 – Dalton 4 – Jefferson
35 – Shiloh 12 – Gilmer 4 – Social Circle
31 – Archer 12 – River Ridge 4 – Washington-Wilkes
30 – Parkview 11 – Pickens 3 – Union Co.
27 – Dacula 10 – Cass 2 – Rabun Co.
6 – Berkmar 8 – Ridgeland 0 – Greene Co.
5 – Central Gwinnett 7 – Cedartown CLASS A
CLASS AAAAA 5 – LaFayette Region 1
Region 1 4 – Northwest Whitfield 8 – Seminole Co.
20 – Lee Co. 4 – Southeast Whitfield 4 – Calhoun Co.
20 – Northside, Col. 1 – Heritage, Catoosa 4 – Miller Co.
17 – Harris Co. Region 8 1 – Baconton Charter
14 – Hardaway 28 – Walnut Grove 1 – Terrell Co.
9 – Bainbridge 24 – Lanier 0 – Mitchell Co.
8 – Thomas Co. Central 18 – Lumpkin Co. 0 – Randolph Clay
Region 2 15 – Monroe Area 0 – Stewart Co.
43 – Grovetown 11 – Chestatee Region 2
28 – Greenbrier 7 – Stephens Co. 7 – Irwin Co.
28 – Warner Robins 4 – Eastside 4 – Telfair Co.
21 – Lakeside, Evans 4 – Johnson, Gaines. 2 – Charlton Co.
16 – Houston Co. 4 – Madison Co. 2 – Lanier Co.
15 – Evans CLASS AAA 1 – Clinch Co.
12 – Northside, WR Region 1 1 – Turner Co.
9 – Jones Co. 13 – Brantley Co. 0 – Wilcox Co.
Region 3 12 – Johnson, Sav. Region 3
43 – Richmond Hill 11 – Southeast Bulloch 13 – Sav. Christian
27 – Bradwell Institute 3 – Tattnall Co. 9 – Calvary Day
15 – Effingham Co. 2 – Beach 7 – Treutlen
10 – Windsor Forest 2 – Pierce Co. 6 – Johnson Co.
9 – Jenkins 2 – Savannah 5 – Montgomery Co.
8 – Glynn Academy 0 – Appling Co. 4 – Sav. Country Day
8 – Ware Co. Region 2 2 – Claxton
6 – Groves 23 – Henry Co. 2 – Jenkins Co.
Region 4 6 – Central, Macon 2 – Portal
29 – McIntosh 5 – Pike Co. 1 – Wheeler Co.
28 – Union Grove 5 – Southwest, Macon 0 – Emanuel Co. Inst.
22 – Ola 4 – Carver, Columbus Region 4
16 – Northgate 4 – Peach Co. 5 – Brookstone
14 – Mt. Zion, Jones. 0 – Jackson 5 – Marion Co.
10 – Creekside Region 3 4 – Dooly Co.
9 – Forest Park 7 – Thomson 4 – Greenville
7 – Whitewater 5 – Dodge Co. 4 – Hawkinsville
4 – Drew 4 – Jefferson Co. 4 – Schley Co.
1 – Mundy’s Mill 1 – Swainsboro 0 – Central, Talbotton
1 – Starr’s Mill 0 – Washington Co. 0 – Pacelli
Region 5 Region 4 Region 5
21 – Allatoona 20 – Callaway 12 – Strong Rock
21 – South Paulding 13 – Central, Carroll 8 – ELCA
19 – East Paulding 13 – Rockmart 8 – Holy Innocents’
14 – North Paulding 10 – Chapel Hill 6 – Landmark Christian
14 – Paulding Co. 5 – Jackson, Atlanta 4 – Our Lady of Mercy
13 – Hiram 4 – Haralson Co. 3 – Pace Academy
10 – Lithia Springs 3 – B.E.S.T. Academy Region 6
8 – Woodland, Carters. 1 – Douglass 15 – Mt. Paran Christian
5 – Villa Rica Region 5 15 – St. Francis
4 – New Manchester 33 – Coahulla Creek 13 – Mt. Pisgah Christ.
3 – Rome 10 – Adairsville 12 – Trion
Region 6 10 – Cartersville 9 – Walker School
30 – Stephenson 8 – North Murray 7 – Whitefield Academy
29 – Tucker 7 – Ringgold 6 – Darlington
26 – M.L. King 6 – Sonoraville 6 – N. Cobb Christian
19 – Miller Grove 3 – Gordon Central 4 – Mt. Zion, Carroll
17 – Southwest DeKalb 3 – Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 4 – SW Atlanta Christ.
14 – North Atlanta Region 6 3 – Fellowship Christian
12 – Clarkston 27 – Towers 1 – Gordon Lee
9 – Dunwoody 8 – McNair 1 – King’s Ridge
8 – Arabia Mountain 7 – Decatur Region 7
5 – Lakeside, DeKalb 5 – Blessed Trinity 7 – Aquinas
5 – Mays 5 – Woodward Acad. 6 – Wilkinson Co.
Region 7 4 – St. Pius 5 – Twiggs Co.
41 – North Springs 2 – Cedar Grove 4 – Lincoln Co.
22 – Riverwood 1 – Cross Keys 3 – First Presbyterian
15 – Sprayberry Region 7 2 – Georgia Military
14 – Forsyth Central 15 – White Co. 1 – Glascock Co.
13 – Creekview 13 – Buford 1 – Hancock Central
11 – Kell 13 – Dawson Co. 0 – Warren Co.
11 – Pope 11 – North Hall Region 8
9 – Sequoyah 10 – Banks Co. 22 – Athens Christian
8 – Osborne 7 – West Hall 11 – Lakeview Academy
2 – Northview 4 – Fannin Co. 7 – Hebron Christian
Region 8 3 – East Hall 3 – Pinecrest Academy
17 – Flowery Branch Region 8 3 – Towns Co.
15 – Apalachee 12 – North Oconee 2 – Prince Avenue
15 – Loganville 10 – Jackson Co. 1 – Athens Academy
14 – Cedar Shoals 10 – Oconee Co. 1 – Commerce
14 – Clarke Central 8 – East Jackson 1 – George Walton
14 – Salem 8 – Hart Co. 1 – Providence Christ.
12 – Gainesville 7 – Morgan Co. 0 – Rabun Gap
7 – Heritage, Conyers 2 – Franklin Co.
3 – Winder-Barrow

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blah

August 7th, 2012
9:41 am

Milton had 12…10 for basketball

WarEagle

August 7th, 2012
9:53 am

Yet more proof that Marist wins by recruiting — 3 total transfers (boys and girls, all sports) out of 217 in Region 6AAAA! (Let me guess, we are so good at recruiting before 9th grade that we don’t need any transfers later! LOL.) Time to find another excuse.

hoot

August 7th, 2012
9:57 am

I think alot of the numbers are from the average players moving AWAY from the big schools to at least get some practice or playing time. I have seen too many arrogant coaches leave in starters up my 30+ points. It makes no sense for so many players to never miss a practice for 4 years and never see the field.

Noneya

August 7th, 2012
10:40 am

I would like to see the average per sport. I know they don’t go into that much detail, just wishful thinking. Looking at Single A where the most fuss was made I just don’t see the massive numbers of transfers that people on these boards would make you believe. Especially considering that these numbers go across all sports.

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taco taco

August 7th, 2012
10:43 am

I hope these athletes are keeping up with the academics as well.

AVikingFan

August 7th, 2012
10:44 am

Good work Todd! Two questions. Does this list include students who transfer from another state? What is the cutoff date for 19 years olds to be eligible to compete in Alabama?

In response to “hoot.” Lowndes, as I’m sure all schools compete with 9th Grade Teams and with B Teams. Lowndes has upwards of 75 9th graders who will play 6 or 7 games this year. We also have approx 50 B Teamers who may dress with the varsity but who possibliy won’t get into Varsity action until the B Team season has ended. The secret to playing time is to get into the playoffs. Colquitt County, for instance, has played 43 ball games the past three years. That’s a lot of “PT.”

I’m sure very few – if any – head coaches “run up the score” on purpose.

Just saying.

alphadog

August 7th, 2012
10:48 am

If I’m a basketball player I transfer to Milton or Wheeler. If a running back I go to Walton, wide receiver to Lassiter. Where do I transfer to if I’m on the Debate Team?

WarEagle

August 7th, 2012
10:53 am

@hoot — I bet most of these transfers have nothing to do with playing time, or sports, at all. Most are because families move — to be closer to a new job, to be near other family, to be in a school district that provides better education, or for other life reasons. I think very few students transfer because they want to be on a better sports team — some do, and folks complain about it all the time, but I suspect that is the substantial minority.

CoffeeC100

August 7th, 2012
10:59 am

@ AVikingFan – I see where you’re going. If this list does indeed include Alabama transfers, (And I don’t see why it wouldn’t since it comes from enrollment records), it really pulls the ground out from under everyone tht has been on Probst’s butt about transfers. In fact it is really strange that Colquitt ranks in the bottome 10% of transfers among AAAAAA teams.

Maybe it’s a quality thing. Maybe all 5 of Colquitts transfers started on a state championship team in Alabama last year. (Little smiley face thingie)

DostaDawg

August 7th, 2012
11:01 am

Colquitt may have only had 5 “transfers”, but don’t even think about counting how many players move there every year from Bama. That school is a joke, Rush P is a recruiting guru that can’t develop talent but will do whatever it takes to win and that’s a shame.

different view

August 7th, 2012
11:09 am

How many are using sports as an excuse to get into a good school that otherwise is overcrowded and not accepting any other transfers, possibly arguably from better academic students or from ones in worse situations?

billyBobjacket

August 7th, 2012
11:10 am

Among the private schools, it appears that Greater Atlanta Christian stands out well above the other AA Atlanta area schools, and there seems to be an inverse relationship between academic standards and sports transfers. You see GAC up there at the top of the transfer list (anybody remember that really academically brilliant, mature, and well-behaved kid Caleb King who transferred to GAC a few years back…whatever happened to him?), I guess because they can admit pretty much anyone with their academics, whereas on the other hand you see Westminster and Marist down at the bottom of the sports transfer list but at the very top of the heap academically.

Todd Holcomb

August 7th, 2012
11:15 am

”Two questions. Does this list include students who transfer from another state? What is the cutoff date for 19 years olds to be eligible to compete in Alabama?”

Yes, the data does include transfers from out of state. Don’t know the age eligibility cutoff in Alabama, but I believe that it’s three months difference than in Georgia. Off the top of my head, you can turn 19 after May 1, 2012, in Georgia in be eligible. In Alabama, it’s around Aug. 1. So if I turned 19 on July 15, I’m eligible in Georgia, ineligible in Alabama. All of Colquitt County’s transfers were evaluated by the GHSA and declared legal.

amartin

August 7th, 2012
11:16 am

Investigate that the majority of students that transferred were majority AFRICAN-AMERICAN ATHLETES TRANSFERRING TO MAJORITY WHITE HIGH SCHOOLS..

50+ years of questionable history

August 7th, 2012
11:19 am

Hopefully the state will monitor the going’s on at Dalton, Calhoun and Buford. Enough already!

Hiram Abiff

August 7th, 2012
11:21 am

Enter your comments here

Hiram Abiff

August 7th, 2012
11:22 am

I know for a fact half of the transfers at Stockbridge live in Dekalb county and play football…..that guy(A.D./HFC) is a liar and a joke

South Ga Coach

August 7th, 2012
11:28 am

The misleading thing about this article is it makes it seem as if the 6,000 athletes are all that transfered to different schools this year. It also leads you to believe that they only transfered for athletic reasons. I have 3 basketball players that play on my travel team, all the 3 are transfering to new schools this year 2 because their parents got new jobs in different counties and 1 because of a custody situation due to divorce. I bet if they look at the overall number of transfers this school year, it will be clear that athletes are only a small percentage.

GFY

August 7th, 2012
11:30 am

alphadog:

I would suggest Banneker or Carver, Atlanta. You can have a debate each day with fellow students about whether you will be robbed or shot before end of year.

RiverdalePlease

August 7th, 2012
11:31 am

This report is bogus. There is no way students are transferring to Riverdale High School for sports (19). The school has one of the smallest sports programs. Don’t know where this information is coming from.

Newnan needs a coaching staff

August 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Hoot is so right. A lot of kids put in the work,time and never leave the sidelines. Newnan has a lot kids that are trying to leave. The coaches play maybe 20 -24 players in a whole game. They had 120 players last year. Now they have 70 and the numbers will get smaller. McDonald belongs in class A ball. Lets see him work with 25 players. Watch the other side of the fence, it could be worse.

GFY

August 7th, 2012
11:33 am

Anybody looked at Jeter from Wilkinson County and his basketball transfers?

Fan

August 7th, 2012
11:40 am

The article says nothing about students transferring solely for Athletic reasons because as most are thinking some of these schools aren’t exactly known for their sports. The powerhouse sports program of course you can question the “moves”. Most of the students just so happen to be athletes who were required to be cleared in order to compete.

Diane

August 7th, 2012
11:43 am

First, what is GHSF Daily (identified as your collaborator in reporting this data)? Also, you completely lost me with the paragraph that starts “I realize the rich get richer…” ??? You need to explain what he’s referring to with that statement and what buying and selling houses has to do with your story. Please.

tardawg

August 7th, 2012
11:45 am

The problem is really easy to solve if the transfer is because a student moved into the district, they are well within their right to play for that districts school, but if if a student is transferring for other reason make where they can’t do any other outside the classroom activities.The schools here have different academic classes some offer ROTC if that is why they transfer make it that ccan’t do no activities unless it’s the reason they transfer, believe me it used to be a good recruiting tool here but not its not because of the rule changes.

tardawg

August 7th, 2012
11:46 am

should be not now due to rule changes.

Misty

August 7th, 2012
11:57 am

I know for a fact there is a star basketball player that lives in my neighborhood, but she goes to school across town.

BASKETBALL MAN

August 7th, 2012
12:05 pm

The new king of recruiting is Eric Holland at Tift Co. Someone really needs to check all the new bball players eligibility very closely!!!

Tag

August 7th, 2012
12:16 pm

This is nuts.

6000 Families moved for this. What’s the world becoming????

BlacknGold24

August 7th, 2012
12:23 pm

Great article thanks Todd. Just maybe this will quite some of the critics of Rush Probst and the Colquitt program. It looks like Camden and the Valdosta schools are actually the real culprits in bringing in transfers to their program. I actually have no problem with a kid transfering in to a school as long as he meets the requirements. The Valdosta schools numbers may be higher due to the athletes parents being transfered in to Moody Air Force base. It is amazing how the success of a program will bring out the finger pointers. Colquitt is actually winning with less transfers than all the other schools.

SportsMama

August 7th, 2012
12:28 pm

This article is very misleading. It reads as though people are moving just for athletics, and honestly,I don’t think that is the case.

ALL TUCKERRED UP

August 7th, 2012
12:37 pm

I agree with WAR EAGLE the majority are just moving for family reasons. The small number that are moving for sports are the one that need to be restricted & monitorred.

woodrow

August 7th, 2012
12:43 pm

I think we should eliminate football from public schools. It is damaging to academic focus. I’d rather have smart students than football players. The smart students have value beyond entertainment.

ready for football

August 7th, 2012
12:48 pm

Man the Pelham Hornets in Class AA. I never thought I see the day.

DostaDawg

August 7th, 2012
12:52 pm

@ BlacknGold24 trust me these numbers are not 100% accurate Colquitt had 5 transfers on the Defensive side of the ball alone! Rush recruits Point blank period. A packer touchdown club member I’ve been friends with since the 90’s told me when they started summer workouts in June, they had 12 “transfers” this year from January too May alone all for football………….

disgusting

August 7th, 2012
12:59 pm

So these parents have a magic formula for selling their houses and getting their kid in football and basketball factory districts? While the rest of their neighbors have had houses on the market forever in this recession? Yeah right.
High schools are flat out recruiting kids, and others want to join the bandwagon.
It’s a very unethical side to high school sports. No morals.

and guess who pays for their homes, new jobs, etc.

August 7th, 2012
1:08 pm

And you thought there was some magical DNA in certain schools as to why some are good generation to generation? They cheat. These schools haven’t had a constant flow of magical talent born and raised in their district for generations. It’s impossible for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years going.
Lets see those transfer numbers decrease to legitimate family moves for work, etc and see how long it takes the traditional football factories to consistently have rotten years….not very long.

90% of parents don't have enough money to get up and move, so you have to wonder how

August 7th, 2012
1:14 pm

Perfect example (this year)…..Reuben Foster was bought and paid for to transfer to an Auburn, AL high school.
Although that one was fully financed by Auburn (puke) University .

?

August 7th, 2012
1:16 pm

Where did all these parents, whom many are dirt poor and on welfare, get money to move all of a sudden?

Todd Holcomb

August 7th, 2012
1:19 pm

This report does not say or insinuate that all of these moves were prompted by sports. It merely shows how many student-athletes are moving every year in Georgia. No one knows how many of the moves were related to sports.

Rick

August 7th, 2012
1:19 pm

Savannah Christian with 13 transfers last year and a state championship. They will tell you it was because of hard work. Yeah, right.

It's a joke

August 7th, 2012
1:20 pm

The average transfer number per school for a single sport or even multiple sports is more than my high school had in entire student body transfers in 4 years!!!!

Rick

August 7th, 2012
1:20 pm

Todd, if they filed for eligibility, then at least we know they were athletes.

Todd Holcomb

August 7th, 2012
1:24 pm

The comment from Gary Phillips that ”the rich get richer” is his decription of what happens when the families of good athletes move to schools with good athletic programs. Phillips was not speculating on how prevalent this is, but simply acknowledging that it does happen, and that there isn’t much that the GHSA can do about it except to make sure the moves are legal.

It's a joke

August 7th, 2012
1:25 pm

You mention all of these numbers are all athlete transfers, yet many transfers in normal society are not of the athletic student.
My guess is 90% of these transfers are for sport purposes.

Todd Holcomb

August 7th, 2012
1:26 pm

”Todd, if they filed for eligibility, then at least we know they were athletes.”

Yes, these are student-athletes. Any transfer student who appears on a varsity roster must be cleared by the GHSA. Schools must file paperwork on all transfers who play varsity sports.

It's a joke

August 7th, 2012
1:28 pm

Like I said before, I don’t remember my high school having that many transfers in 4 years, let alone one year!

It's a joke

August 7th, 2012
1:29 pm

And in this economy….very strange