And the picture looks no brighter for scholarship athletes down the road. "There doesn't seem to be any sentiment for making exceptions," says Ellis Haguewood, the former director of the committee of school headmasters in Tennessee, which could propose amending the eligibility rule. "It would be hard to wade through each situation and say that some are eligible and some are not. I don't know how we would devise that kind of system."
That's a job for some bright, eager, hard-working young minds. Rumor has it there are four kids at McCallie who might fit the bill.
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