There was a "hidden" class or whatever you want to call it that our academic guys didn't pick up that the ucla coach found when digging through his transcripts.
no, mcclure just out-hustled others.
McClure discovered though an examination of McKinley’s transcripts that he had never been credited for two high school classes he took over the summer at a junior high school. But for the NCAA to verify the legitimacy of those classes, McClure had to procure letters from McKinley’s high school superintendent, principal and registrar explaining their summer school system. He also had to obtain the actual grade books from McKinley’s two classes.
McClure contacted a high school football coach he knew in the area who was also Facebook friends with the teachers from those classes. They submitted the required documents and, two months later and three games into UCLA’s 2014 season, the NCAA cleared McKinley to play for the Bruins.
In the end, it would take one other person to help Takk make it to D1 football: Angus McClure. The UCLA defensive line coach took a hard look at Takk's transcripts in the summer of 2014 and saw a discrepancy that others had missed. Summer school classes he'd taken were improperly determined to be middle school courses. The grades should have counted. McClure passed the paperwork to his compliance department, which concurred. The rest was a months-long process in which Takk and McClure obtained letters from Kennedy's principal and tracked down teachers to verify the grades and explain the mix-up.
You're talking Kennedy HS and the WCCUSD. Notoriously both incompetent AND crooked. I know a rich scion who had a 3.1 at a WCCUSD HS, and was admitted to Yale. His HS records disappeared soon after.
There is another example that I know of where an early WCCUSD HS recruit was dropped by Cal, picked up and subsequently dropped by USC for grades, who moved onto Norte Dame. Amazing how these heartwarming stories are spun.
Last edited by Bobodeluxe; 04-16-2017 at 09:22 AM.