Originally Posted by PalardyLikeARockstar
Because this would explain perfectly why former Maryville RB Adrian "Tank" Baker lived practically across the street from Heritage High School, and why former Alcoa QB Austin Tallent lived in Townsend. They allow for the atheltes to come in on a waved-tuition status, but don't allow the same opportunity for all Blount County Students. I know this because my freshman year at Heritage LB Michael Cermak and another player named Jordan Caughron received letters from Maryville offering to wave their tuition for their "academic and athletic contributions."
Maryville poaches kids from all over East TN. Granted a bunch of families move there for their kids to play ball, but I remember a bunch of coaches contacting Burnette when we played together in Halls. 8th grade he moves to Maryville, and then 4 years and 60 wins later he graduates.
A bunch of their success comes from their youth leagues all running the same offenses and defenses that the high school does I believe though. I may be incorrect, but their system seems to be well established. Before they get to high school.
More power to them, Quarles is a baller. I hated them for four years with a passion though.