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01-09-2013, 09:12 AM
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i believe TAMU had that many spots open...oversigning is when you get over 85 schollys...

here is a post from 11warriors on it

First, let's look at how they can get to 34 when the SEC has a new cap of 25 per year:

A&M only signed 19 last year, and 22 the year before, and 24 the year before that. Thanks to back-counting early enrollees, they can back-count 1 player from the class of 22 (now numbering 21), and, correspondingly, 4 players from the class of 19 (now 15). That means that this year, they can back count up to 10 players (if they have that many early enrollees), allowing them to sign up to 35 players this year and still remain in good standing with the rule of 25 per year.

According to A&M fans, they are also expecting between 3 and 5 of these players to not qualify academically, further reducing this number.

Just meeting the rule of 25 is not enough, however, as teams are still obligated to stay at or below 85 scholarships for the football season (82 for us under sanctions). Well A&M only had 74 scholarship players this season for a variety of reasons, including non-qualifiers, transfers, etc. They are graduating 17 seniors, and may lose 3 juniors to the draft.

This would put them 31 players under the 85 man limit.

The difference between this 31 and the 34 or however many they sign will be "oversigned" players. It remains to be seen how many players do not qualify and how many more they add to the class.

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