Bryant falls half credit short of qualifying, will enroll at Hargrave this fall


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CLEMSON - A half credit equals a full year of waiting for Martavis Bryant.

Bryant, the No. 10-rated wide receiver recruit in the nation last season, learned late last week that he fell a half-credit short of meeting admissions requirements for enrollment into Clemson for the fall semester, and the former US Army All-American will now attend Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy.

He will attend Hargrave this fall, fulfill his requirements, and plans on enrolling at Clemson in January.

Kenya Fouch, Bryant's head coach at T.L. Hanna High School, said that Bryant came up short because of questions surrounding a math class he took at Calhoun Falls.

"He came up a half credit short," Fouch told TigerNet late Tuesday. "One of the math classes he took at Calhoun Falls didn't count. He took it in summer school, but there were questions about its validity, so the NCAA took some time and did their homework and decided that it would not count. There's not anything that he did or didn't do. He did everything we asked of him. He did the school and made the test scores. It really is unfortunate. But this is not the end of it and we will go from here."

Fouch said he did not find out about the situation until Tuesday, but that the Clemson coaches knew about it last Friday.

"I found out on Tuesday because I had been in Chicago at a family reunion," he said. "I came in checked my messages and found out about it. I had a chance to talk with Coach [receivers coach Jeff] Scott, and he said that they found out Friday last week. Coach Scott said he went and saw the family and talked to them and explained what is going on."

Fouch said he spoke with the family yesterday, and they are understandably frustrated with the decision.


"They are frustrated obviously, but again, it's not from anything that he did," Fouch said. "He did everything he was asked to do. It is frustrating, because things are not happening the way you thought they would. But the bottom line is that he has a dream to play football at Clemson, and that dream is still very realistic and he is not that far away from it. Instead of entering with the guys of 2010, he will enter with the guys of 2011."

As a senior at Hanna, Bryant had 70 receptions for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Bryant becomes the second academic casualty in Clemson's 2010 class, joining Battery Creek defensive back Ricky Chaney.

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Bryant falls half credit short of qualifying, will enroll at Hargrave this fall
B-Meist®
Pretty frustrating for all involved
74TIGER
It may have been the counselor's fault
HoustonTiger05
God help him with math courses at CU***
jrbishop1
Exactly. If you struggle with HS math, you dont belong at CU***
HoustonTiger05
The low level class in question is about 7th grade level***
coachmac
That's why we have PRTM***
FortRock Tiger
Forgot, we also have Communications and Elementary Ed***
FortRock Tiger
Re: It may have been the counselor's fault
allorangeallthetime52®
Fire his counselor!
coachmac
Fire Dabo
DefensiveTackleU
Re: Fire Dabo- you can't fire a King
74TIGER
a KING??***
KNIGHTIGER
Bryant did receive some good news yesterday though
HoustonTiger05
^^^^^ very disappointed^^^^
74TIGER
I'm sorry but I don't have much sympathy
drewtigeralum03®
As an educator it should be "their" not "there"
drewtigeralum03®
That's just a typo, but watch those comma splices. ;) ****
william
yep, well said except for the their there part
74TIGER
As an educator you would see that this is not the case here
jgtiger
You never let up jgtiger - are you related to him?
deleted
silly me for thinking administrators and advisors should
jgtiger
Good point
HoustonTiger05
again, im not saying he couldnt improve in the class room
jgtiger
You can't put this on his advisor
drewtigeralum03®
you keep saying regular class, it sounds like for all
jgtiger
Im willing to bet it wasn't a "regular" class
HoustonTiger05
Re: silly me for thinking administrators and advisors should
allorangeallthetime52®
Need to recruit "STUDENT" athletes!******
Clemfan
The NCAA is dumb about that stuff
LtownTigerFan®
Re: Bryant falls half credit short of qualifying, will enroll at Hargrave this fall
bubba1239®
somehow athletes have been doing it for awhile now
jgtiger
Re: Bryant falls half credit short of qualifying, will enroll at Hargrave this fall
ikemoney
Exactly my point with the above post........
Clemfan
Half a credit? Can't they round up? Hope nobody steals him***
Razzmatazz
I hope the Tar Heels don't sign him
CU_Tiger_06

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