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NLI question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by UPChip, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Quick question since I'm not well-versed in the ways of college athletics...

    ...had a kid from the region who signed a NLI with our local U. Does that mean he's getting scholarship money or can one be signed and still a walk-on?
  2. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Scholarship papers and the NLI are two entirely different sets of paperwork. You can have one without the other.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I thought you have aid for one year with an NLI? Hopefully it's a DI NLI and not a fake DIII or NAIA one.
  4. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You get some aid, at least for a year.

  6. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Roger Clemens just phoned to let me know I mis-remembered this. Thanks for correcting me and supplying the link.
  7. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    I think you are mis-interpreting that rule. What the rule is saying is that in the event of a scholarship being offered, the school guarantees it will pay the scholarship through a full year when you sign an NLI. It does not guarantee that you will play.

    That being said, I have seen players who are walk-ons sign letters of intent. In that case, I believe the purpose of signing is so that the other schools are no longer allowed to recruit the player.
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