SAN DIEGO — Four of the area's five community college football programs have had success getting full scholarships to four-year schools for their sophomores.
But not a single player from San Diego City College has received a scholarship offer from a Division I school.
"It's amazing," Coach Joe Duke said. "I don't know what to think or what to do. We've got several kids who are capable of playing Division I football, but not many guys have been around to look at them."
Duke said SDCC usually places between 10 and 14 players at Division I and II schools each year. He is confident a number of his players will be picked up by smaller schools later on.
But that's no consolation now. "Heck, yes, we're very disappointed," he said. "It's very unusual (despite SDCC's 1-9 record in 1985). There was one season we didn't win a single game, but we still placed several players at big schools.