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