Navarro JC offensive tackle Aleon Calhoun signed with Texas Tech out of high school in 2011, but did not qualify academically. The Red Raiders still haven't given up on him.
Is this another one of those stellar student athletes who will come to Texas Tech and do wonders like McRoy did? One of the things that absolutely STINKS about college football across the United States, and other sports to a lesser extent, is that "student athletes" get into college without the requisite intellectual qualifications merely to play football. Then, they have tutors and all kinds of special help to make sure that they can do the very minimum to stay in college. The NCAA needs to send the message to kids very early--well before college --that if you do not spend the time in the classroom to learn how to read, write, and think then you will NOT be able to play a collegiate level sport--PERIOD! It is a waste of taxpayers' money and university resources to give scholarships to these kinds of players who care nothing about learning--they only want to play a sport. Once here, they are unable to even get their P.E. degrees. It is the very antithesis of the university's mission.