The reclass thing is BUSH LEAGUE. It is unfair to a lot of true High School athletes that may otherwise have a chance to play or have some success. The influx of reclassifications reduces their chances of ever having a chance to develop, gain confidence and contribute.
If you're a solid/ not great 9th grader at a school, your coach can bring a stud reclass in every year and you may never play. It seems a bit gutless to me. Staying back to play YOUNGER/ LESS DEVELOPED COMPETITON.
You have seniors now that may be 19 at some point during the season. WOW. I'm glad this was not the norm when I played.
I graduated HS at 17...played my 1st 6 college football games at that age...I was 19 playing games as a junior in college and some of these kids are senior in HS at 19....seems a bit unfair to the kid that simply wants to play and have fun in High School. The ethics of this thing needs to be re-examined.