Originally Posted by Orenda
Has it ever been tried with high school kids who are waiting 3 years before they can go to the nfl? This is essentially what many of the top college programs are already however the Cam Newtons and Reggie Bush's would be free to get paid for their services. I don't see why that wouldn't appeal to the top high school players.
Probably because minor league/semi-pro football isn't as attractive as going to college. Even the collegians who don't get money under the table get free books, tuition, room and board. If they are playing minor league/semi-pro ball, they usually have to have to hold down another job to make ends meet. They have to pay for room and board not to mention other expenses you and I have to pay. Most of these games are played before sparse crowds in high school stadiums. If they don't perform, they get fired whereas in college they just get demoted to special teams. Just becayse you are getting paid doesn't mean you are on Easy Street.