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Committable offer!

Committable offer!?

In today’s world there are many parents that think they need to attend every camp under the sun. The fact is many people are being exposed by for profit entities that only want to get into parents wallets and not help kids. Many hustlers are promoting activities targeting the 3rd grade through 9th grade sports enthusiasts. A travesty because these events have no value and are revenue generators. These monies you are spending should be saved for college visits during the athletes sophomore to junior transition and/or most definitely the spring and summer of the athletes junior to senior year. The media often sensationalizes stories like youngsters being offered a scholarship as early as six grade and put on some arbitrary recruiting website. Even a younger golfer that can swing a club. All great achievements but rare instances that marketing companies thrive on to sell you their products after focusing on some rare talents that will of course turn your athlete from good to better. The fact of the matter is no college really is actively recruiting at such a young age. Especially since the body develops well past the teen years. However, It is different for the female athletes because they tend to develop quicker than their male counterparts. That is why you see soccer, volleyball and lacrosse players gain more attention and receive committable offers at ages 15, 16 and 17.  The common practice is for a rising junior in high school to be evaluated when headed into his or her senior year. However, now everyone is trying to fast-track their college programs into a winning program. So we are seeing many schools jump the gun prior to the national letter of intent day often called signing day to secure athletes.
In past years we always saw closers, these were normally the head coach that came to visit you at your home in order to sell you their college or university. Now the trend seems to be graduate assistants and player development departments that will identify you after obtaining varsity film on your athlete. Depending on the high school it could be a freshman or it could be a rising senior that is what leads to a lot of confusion. Many people feel they have to be on the radar at such an early age and the mere fact is many universities or colleges want to get to know you not only as an athlete but as a person. So it probably in your best interest if you research and attend three or four schools you really want to attend before you decide to go to 40 different camps over the course of two or three years. Attending multiple events shows most coaches interested in an athlete that you may not be interested in them and they will move off of you during the evaluation process because you are not committed to one program.
Many college coaches have stated probably the most important persons responsible for a student athletes success is the head coach and councilor. These names or persons are always requested on college questionnaires and they are part of the process of 4 years of high school.
The jury is still out about supplementing your progress with specialized training. Many question if athletes are starting too young and risk future injury. Also being away from your teammates and coaches who are trying to bond and form a cohesive unit. Often the agenda of a college coach is to seek quality athletes that buy into team work and have good character.
One college football coach said, ” specializing is not a requirement. We like multiple sport athletes. Also I never had to spend money on sit ups and push ups and had a hell of a core body. I get it but wouldn’t suggest spending large amounts of money outside the four walls of your high school. In recent years high school programs have upgraded facilities and have fine strength and conditioning staffs. Recreation centers are also a great source for FREE. But I get it, people need to be motivated and congratulated on a daily basis so that’s what you pay them for, motivation, I guess. Different from my day when it was about sweating your ass off with your brothers. Yes sir the dynamics are changing and I am not sure if it’s healthy in this me, me, me climate.”
Another confusing subject was moving away from traditional high school sports. While some coaches agree you are seeing better competition, many are saying otherwise. “Club sports, well it’s not fool proof. Often it’s the parents with the financial means that position themselves to gain notoriety. We might attend a couple heavily populated events to identify athletes. However, we use this information for our reporting to give to our staff members recruiting that area or state. We still believe in the high school model but will attend showcase events if we have some prospects that reach out to us, but we heavily rely on high school coaches for information.”
Another coach said, “Yes it is fine if you have a club sport reference or a personal trainer but sometimes that shows you are the ‘all about me’ recruit and function independently and not as a team player. Of course they will state how great you are, as that’s what you are paying them for unlike the high school coaches that are brutally honest.”
All in all the biggest reason many college coaches visit high schools is to determine how self-motivated athletes are and to strengthen relationships to evaluate the future athletes over time. The visits often include interviewing coaches and obtaining transcripts. In addition to invite athletes to their campus.This is part of the process to see how much you are dedicated to their schools and see if it’s a good fit. Many-times the process is a year long engagement with the intent of making a Committable offer!

There is a reason for 5 official visits and not 40. It only takes one coach to believe in you, So be patient and prepare for your future. Come up with a plan and remember one thing is for sure, hard work pays off and if you Ball they will Call!If the goal is to obtain an education then spend some time in the books by preparing for the college board exams. Those are the scores that matter for the 55-60 years after post secondary education and sports activities. Its about your future so start now!

#B18horns are heating up!! 🔥

are heating up!! 🔥 seems to be the mantra in #FOCO and in Denver, Colorado at JK Mullen. On June 13, 2017 The Mustangs saw its first commitment in A’Jon Vivens:

On July 21, 2017 the second Mullen Mustang and 11th Colorado athlete decided to join his teammate Vivens.

It appears the Rams of Fort Collins have struck Gold in Mullen. This will be the second year @CoachBobo_CSU @CoachMEnglish have secured talents from the Navy and Gold. The class of 2017 featured Christian Cumber, Marcus McElroy Jr. and Tanner Clem. On August 5th many will enter the new stadium in Fort Collins and will see the locker rooms with some local talents names and one thing for sure is the Mullen Mustangs will be represented.

It will be interesting to see if the Rams continue to recruit Colorado as there are some top tier players still undecided. One thing for sure is Colorado does not lack depth in 2019 and we are keeping a close eye on that group as they fast track the upcoming recruiting cycle. An early signing period of December 20-22, 2017 has propelled the efforts of the class of 2019. Most recently the #GWL (#GonzoWatchList) QB Ty Evans committed to Arkansas.

For more in depth coverage of local talents please follow @303Gonzo #GWL ( #GonzoWatchList )

Click here to see LOCAL ATHLETES COMMITTED 07/15/2017

Flo makes it 11 Colorado athletes committed to play next level.

Local Athletes COMMITTED 07/15/2017 UPDATE 7/21/17

Dimitri Stanley
ATH  6’0″ 178
Cherry Creek HS
Englewood, CO
COMMITTED 07/15/2017


Blake Stenstrom
QB  6’3″ 195
Valor Christian HS
Highlands Ranch, CO
COMMITTED 12/17/2016


Ray Robinson
S  6’2″ 205
Highlands Ranch HS
Highlands Ranch, CO
COMMITTED 10/23/2016

Spencer Lovell
OG 6’7″ 315
Rocky Mountain HS
Fort Collins, CO
COMMITTED 07/08/2017


A’Jon Vivens
ATH 6’0″ 180
Mullen HS
Denver, CO
COMMITTED 06/13/2017

Tate Wildeman
DE 6’6″ 230
Legend High School
Parker, CO
COMMITTED 04/16/2017


Adrian Jackson
OLB 6’2″ 210
Mullen HS
Denver, CO
COMMITTED 04/29/2017


Cameron Murray
S 6’1″ 175
Overland HS
Aurora, CO
COMMITTED 03/01/2017


Gunner Gentry
WR 6’3″ 200
Grandview HS
Aurora, CO
COMMITTED 5/31/17


Max Borghi
RB 5’10” 195 4.40
Pomona HS
Arvada, CO
COMMITTED 06/29/2017


UPDATE
July 21, 2017
#11 in 2018 committed

Rich mans gain/game?

We know athletes these days are getting bigger, faster and stronger. Unfortunately so do all the for profit companies ready to take your hard earned monies. Yes the pay to play all star games that are meaningless as it is not the best available athletes that play in these games. Just families that can afford to pay to attend. In addition to these marketing companies telling you how great you are they also sell your information to other companies like trainers, recruiting services, combine companies and subscription based entities. The common denominator is like the internet phishing, yes fishing to take monies out of your account on a monthly basis and offer little to no impact on your athlete. Many of these companies will tell you it is about exposure or that numerous college coaches that will be on hand to evaluate your athlete. The fact is many college coaches want athletes to attend their own camps and if you put the effort into them, they will evaluate you. So attending 40 camps and everything under the sun is really about being a “Selfie” and no one really cares if you attend 40 camps. Yes you can post it on social media but does anyone really care and does it scare off potential suitors? Imagine if coach ABC likes the athletes film and wants you at his college then sees multiple social media posts from a plethora of other universities. It could impact coach ABC because he figures coach XYZ might trump his efforts in the long evaluation process. Figuring out the evaluation process is fairly easy. The Varsity film, transcripts and attending the school of interests event like a junior day or camp is probably a path to success. Attending multiple events because you have the financial resources is like that little league coach that pumps his chest about his kids and has no regard for the other team members or their families success’. Too much individualism has occurred over the past 6-7 years and the team aspect has dwindled. So the rich mans gain has become his game of getting hustled on a daily basis. Yes eventually if you attend 40 events someone will notice you. However, for the vast majority it will be the student athlete that has a high score on the college board tests of ACT or ACT, a higher than average GPA and yes the varsity film that shows athleticism. So when you receive that email, social media tag or someone reaches out to you that is NOT a college coach just think about it and ask, is this in my best interest or are they hustling me? If you are a rich man and want to plan the game just remember do not wear an article of clothing from another camp or trainer to a college campus, rather wear your high school gear so the coaches can identify you and associate you with a high school. Most likely the college coaches know your head coach and can gain the necessary information to move forward of extending an offer. It is NOT a Rich mans gain/game unless you make it one. Trust the process!

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D1 or Bust!

Rocky Mountains – Denver, Colorado
Every year many athletes hit the roads to fulfill their dreams of playing next level football. The common error some families make is only attending Division I camps or schools. The Rocky Mountain region has been favorable to Colorado athletes. However, the fact is there are 50 states that get recruited plus Canada and a handful outside of North America. So the competition is rigid and the recruiting goes beyond the X’s and O’s during a year long evaluation period in many instances for many college coaches.

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Traditionally July has been a dead month as many Division I coaches take vacation time as August starts the year long grind. However, recent activity within the NCAA has an early signing period to coincide with the 3 day JUCO signing of December 20-22, 2017 aimed at the graduating class of 2018. So this means the traditional teams that sandbag until the 3rd week of January may have to really recruit in November and December. A spike in Division II camps has arisen in June that normally happen in late July and compete with IVY league camps. Traditionally IVY, D2, D3 coaches focus on academic driven individuals that play the sport of football. Meanwhile the NAIA has 3 showcase events and like the Division III schools they just try to identify athletes and direct target them to attend their campus. In essence many families need to spread the wealth when attending camps and visiting colleges and universities. The best advice is to target 5-8 D1, D2, D3, JUCO or NAIA schools. Usually your high school has a system in place, naviance, to identify these schools. Both athletes and parents are provided with valuable information and what it takes to qualify to the school you are interested in attending. The savvy families will try to identify 3-6 schools and attend their campus post sophomore year and again post junior year. Therefore when September of the senior year the high school will be able to assist families seeking guidance and councilor support. Remember the journey includes your high school councilor, head coach, teachers, parents and of course the student athlete.  In addition to these individuals it is helpful to update your sports video profile, availability of school transcripts and college board exams namely SAT and ACT scoring. So the goal is to obtain an education. However, often the athlete is NOT a Division I athlete and dreams are shattered when August rolls around and schools have moved on to the next recruiting class. So if you have a mantra of “Division I or Bust” you might want to rethink and retool you travel plans for July and August.

In Colorado nearly 300 football players attend colleges to play next level. Usually 5-6% will obtain and maintain a Division I scholarship. So if you are not one of the Top 15 or 20 athletes post junior season it is time to shine in your final season of play. There are a few schools that only play athletes their senior year so film is limited. However, waiting until your senior season to be recruited probably means you are behind in the process unless you hit a tremendous growth spurt or are dominating the playing field each and every week. So athletes make the time to get your cleats on their turf as its NOT “D1 or Bust!” if you follow the process for success.

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Max Borghi lights a firecracker

We have often talked to RB  of Pomona HS and one thing soon became very apparent, the correct fit. The verbal commit for CU Boulder has made a decision to go out of state.


#JoinTheHunt is his new motto as Borghi will be a Washington State University football player. Just check out this video:


Q:
Will you early and roll or wait until August
A:
Early enroll
Look for a December 20, 2017 signing day and January enrollment for the talented athlete.

8 is enough ? NOT!

The race for the 2018 graduation class is on. There have been 8 athletes who have been evaluated, tested and finally committed. The list is quite impressive if you have attended multiple high school games you will know these young men.

Blake Stenstrom 2018 QB 5.6 6’3″ 202 Highlands Ranch, CO Colorado
Max Borghi 2018 RB 5.5 5’10” 186 Arvada, CO Colorado decommit 6/29/17
Ray Robinson 2018 DB 5.6 6’2″ 205 Highlands Ranch, CO Colorado
A’Jon Vivens 2018 WR 5.4 6’0″ 180 Denver, CO Colorado St.
Tate Wildeman 2018 DE 5.7 6’6″ 245 Parker, CO Nebraska
Adrian Jackson 2018 LB 5.9 6’3″ 205 Denver, CO Oregon
Cameron Murray 2018 DB 5.2 6’1″ 175 Aurora, CO Wyoming
Gunner Gentry 2018 WR 5.2 6’3″ 200 Aurora, CO Wyoming

If you are keeping track:

CU Boulder 3, Wyoming 2, CSU tied at 1 with Oregon and Nebraska. Obviously the border states are taking notice of Colorado players as is former CU coach Jim Leavitt now the Defensive Coordinator Linebackers Coach at Oregon.

While many 2018 athletes are seeking their 1st offer some are in the final stages of camping to make their final decision for their futures. The important factor is not how many players will be D1 rather how many will play next level. July will have several IVY league campers and D2, D3, NAIA. So we may have more commitments prior to the 2017 season. Otherwise, February 7, 2018 may be the day we discover the futures of many.

UPDATE June 29, 2017

Gunner Gentry 2018 WR 5.2 6’3″ 200
Grandview
Wyoming
Cameron Murray 2018 DB 5.2 6’1″ 175
Overland
Wyoming
Max Borghi 2018 RB 5.5 5’10” 186
Pomona
Washington St.
Adrian Jackson 2018 LB 5.9 6’3″ 205
Mullen
Oregon
Tate Wildeman 2018 DE 5.7 6’6″ 245
Legend
Nebraska
A’Jon Vivens 2018 WR 5.4 6’0″ 180
Mullen
Colorado St.
Ray Robinson 2018 DB 5.6 6’2″ 205
Highlands Ranch
Colorado
Blake Stenstrom 2018 QB 5.6 6’3″ 202
Valor
Colorado

CU Boulder 2, Wyoming 2, CSU tied at 1 with Oregon, Nebraska and Washington State.

Spencer Lovell becomes #9 out of Colorado to announce.

The tenth Colorado football player announced his future plans on Saturday July 15, 2017 after days of hype:


UPDATE July 15, 2017
Dimitri Stanley
ATH  6’0″ 178
Cherry Creek HS
Englewood, CO
COMMITTED 07/15/2017

Spencer Lovell
OG 6’7″ 315
Rocky Mountain HS
Fort Collins, CO
COMMITTED 07/08/2017

Max Borghi
RB 5’10” 195 4.40
Pomona HS
Arvada, CO
COMMITTED 06/29/2017

A’Jon Vivens
ATH 6’0″ 180
Mullen HS
Denver, CO
COMMITTED 06/13/2017

Gunner Gentry
WR 6’3″ 200
Grandview
Wyoming
COMMITTED 05/31/2017

Adrian Jackson
OLB 6’2″ 210
Mullen HS
Denver, CO
COMMITTED 04/29/2017

Tate Wildeman
DE 6’6″ 230
Legend High School
Parker, CO
COMMITTED 04/16/2017

Cameron Murray
S 6’1″ 175
Overland HS
Aurora, CO
COMMITTED 03/01/2017

Blake Stenstrom
QB 6’3″ 195
Valor Christian HS
Highlands Ranch, CO
COMMITTED 12/17/2016

Ray Robinson
S 6’2″ 205
Highlands Ranch HS
Highlands Ranch, CO
COMMITTED 10/23/2016

If you are keeping track:

CU Boulder 3, Wyoming 2, CSU 2 and tied at 1 are Oregon, Nebraska and Washington State.

FOCO rewind

Ft. Collins – Team camp in Northern Colorado June 4-6 was a huge success for the teams involved and a few individual athletes. Sunday was a travel to campus day and check in with some light work outs. However, Monday was the true test of athleticism and who came to ball out and share their talents after a hard off season workout regiment. Some of the names that shined were players we spoke of in seasons past. What was unique was the individual players that made up team renegade. Two stand out players were JT Erickson of Poudre and Trey McBride of Fort Morgan. If the McBride name is familiar it is because his older brother is on the CSU Rams roster and a #GonzoWatchList member.

Both athletes in the same area code of the Rams so it should be interesting if the Rams turn up the evaluation period and recruit these guys a little harder.

One of the athletes tearing it up all day was Trustin Oliver of Legend in Parker, CO. So it was no surprise to see this on the final day of camp today Tuesday:

The Rams had more talents on the field and coaches scattering to watch Ty Evans of Palmer Ridge

The young man seemed to have FUN both on and off the field.

Both Evans and Oliver are class of 2019 and there were plenty of younger players that shined. As August 1st nears the shift from 2018 to 2019 will occur but until then the month of June and portions of July will be coaches evaluating the Seniors. The beauty of this camp were seeing area college coaches making efforts to identify players to invite to their upcoming events.

While McBride stood out at TE so did Arapahoes Jake Groth and he has the frame to play next level.  6″4′ and 200 lbs and famous for the TE down the boundary at AHS.

Tate Wildeman of Legend that is a Nebraska commit showed why, as his play dominated all day. Tate has a younger brother that will be one to watch at LHS.

As for the big dogs, Pomona, it was interesting to see Ryan Marquez take reps at DB. But a pleasant surprise was #17 at WR, Jesse Stuht. A new name for a Panthers team that continues to develop football players. Probably a reason they appeared in the State Title game the past 2 seasons.

There were several other players we were excited to see in action but will save for our team preview on the horizon. If you or your team mates want to be evaluated feel free to contact us or fill out this form:

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Its a Good Friday as NCAA approves…

The NCAA Division I Council on Friday passed Proposal No. 2016-116, a nearly 5 year debate on comprehensive rule changes that have long plagued recruiting. In addition the NCAA on Friday approved the rule severely restricting FBS programs from hiring high school coaches to support staff rules and comprehensive recruiting changes.


The full release:

The Division I Council acted Friday to offer potential Division I football student-athletes earlier opportunities for official visits to college campuses and increase their access to college coaches. The Council also acted to make the recruiting environment more transparent and better tied to high schools.

Current student-athletes also will have increased access to coaches under the football recruiting proposal, adopted as a package by the Council. The proposal comes a year after an attempt to more tightly restrict coaches’ participation in camps and clinics failed. At that time, the Division I Board of Directors asked the Council to come up with a more comprehensive plan to regulate the football recruiting environment for students and coaches.

Council chair Jim Phillips, Northwestern’s vice president for athletics and recreation, said the Council and its Division I Football Oversight Committee accepted the challenge that resulted in the new legislation.

“Today’s adoption of the football legislation marks the most significant progress in recent years to improve the football environment and culture for current and prospective student-athletes and coaches,” he said. “Importantly, the action of the NCAA Division I Council delivers on the charge of the Division I Board of Directors to comprehensively improve the football recruiting environment. This affirms that the new Division I governance structure can effectively and timely address important issues.”


The new legislation accomplishes several things:

  • It changes the recruiting calendar to allow for an early signing period in December (effective Aug. 1). Only the Collegiate Commissioners Association can create new National Letter of Intent signing periods.
  • It adds a period for official visits that begins April 1 of the junior year and ends the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June of that year. Official visits can’t occur in conjunction with a prospect’s participation in a school’s camp or clinic (effective Aug. 1).
  • It prevents Football Bowl Subdivision schools from hiring people close to a prospective student-athlete for a two-year period before and after the student’s anticipated and actual enrollment at the school. This provision was adopted in men’s basketball in 2010 (effective immediately, though schools may honor contracts signed before Jan. 18, 2017).
  • Football Bowl Subdivision schools are limited to signing 25 prospective and current student-athletes to a first-time financial aid agreement or a National Letter of Intent. Exceptions exclude current student-athletes who have been enrolled full-time at the school for at least two years and prospective or current student-athletes who suffer an incapacitating injury (effective for recruits who sign after Aug. 1, 2017).
  • It limits the time for Football Bowl Subdivision coaches to participate in camps and clinics to 10 days in June and July and requires that the camps take place on a school’s campus or in facilities regularly used by the school for practice or competition. Staff members with football-specific responsibilities are subject to the same restrictions. The Football Championship Subdivision can conduct and participate in camps during the months of June and July (effective immediately, though schools may honor contracts signed before Jan. 18, 2017).
  • It allows coaches employed at a camp or clinic to have recruiting conversations with prospects participating in camps and clinics and requires educational sessions at all camps and clinics detailing initial eligibility standards, gambling rules, agent rules and drug regulations (effective immediately).
  • It allows Football Bowl Subdivision schools to hire a 10th assistant coach (effective Jan. 9, 2018).

After an intense period of study by a subgroup of the Football Oversight Committee, that group recommended — and the Council introduced — the legislation  adopted Friday. Some tweaks happened along the way, including changing effective dates and eliminating recruiting calendar adjustments to allow for a June National Letter of Intent signing period.


Football Oversight Committee chair Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, said the legislation was the result of widespread collaboration with numerous stakeholders.

“This is a significant move forward for football recruiting,” he said. “The entire package of rule changes is friendly for students, their families and their coaches. We will continue to monitor the recruiting environment to make sure the rules work as intended, and we will suggest adjustments when necessary.”

Football Bowl Subdivision members voted 14-1 for the proposal. Voting is weighted, with the autonomy conference representatives each receiving two votes and the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference representatives each receiving one vote.

Football Championship Subdivision representatives on the Council voted 12-1 for the proposal, as amended for FCS football. The provisions prohibiting the hiring of individuals associated with a prospect to noncoaching personnel positions and placing a hard cap on the number of initial signees were removed from the proposal because members do not believe those issues are as prevalent in the FCS. FCS members considered other amendments that would apply only to FCS football, and adopted one that allows the group to conduct camps and clinics in June and July.

The Council also considered other legislation during its two-day meeting. Members:

  • Tabled a proposal that would prohibit coaches from making verbal offers of athletics aid to prospects before Sept. 1 of the junior year. The delay allows for a broad review of early recruiting rules.
  • Adopted a group of proposals changing some women’s basketball recruiting rules.
    • Allowing off-campus contact beginning March 1 of the junior year through the day before the official start of the WBCA Convention.
    • Allowing attendance at nonscholastic events during two weekends per year.
    • Prohibiting the hiring of individuals associated with a prospect in noncoaching staff positions and at institutional camps.
    • Allowing coaches to recruit during camps and clinics.
    • Requiring all school-sponsored camps for women and girls to offer the same participation, registration procedure, fee structure, advertisement and logistical experience.
    • Requiring all off-campus recruiting activities to count toward the limit on recruiting-person days, except during the July evaluation days.
  • Adopted a proposal that would require graduate students to complete six degree-applicable hours each term to be eligible.
  • Tabled a proposal that eliminates the counter limit and the minimum financial aid per student requirement in baseball.
  • Defeated a proposal adding a permanent 12th game for the Football Championship Subdivision schools.

“This affirms that the new Division I governance structure can effectively and timely address important issues,” Phillips said in a statement.

With the proposal’s passage, prospects will be allowed to take official visits, paid for by the school, from April 1 of their junior year through the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June. Before the change, official visits were not allowed before Sept. 1 of a prospect’s senior year. The change in the recruiting calendar becomes effective Aug. 1 and will first affect the 2019 recruiting class.

The early visits are designed to work in tandem with an early signing period, which was not part of the agenda this week in Indianapolis. Conference commissioners, who administer the national letter of intent, are expected to vote on a proposed mid-December early signing period at their meetings in June.

The legislation limits to 25 the number of prospects whose aid is initially offered in the fall term of an academic year. Before, rules limited to 25 the number of prospects allowed to sign from Dec. 1 through May 31. This portion of the changes will affect newcomers in the 2018 signing class.

The new rules also create an expanded summer dead period for the entire month of August and from Monday before the last Wednesday of June through July 24. This allows coaches to take a break from the recruiting trail, spend more time with their family and focus on the start of fall camp in August. This portion of the legislation doesn’t become effective until Aug. 1 and will affect the class of 2019.