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A private, online school with a powerhouse football program



The most recent Sports Illustrated examines a high school football power with 14 players who have D-I offers – and no real campus.

Eastern Christian Academy is part of a private, online school. The school nickname is the Honey Badgers, and some of its players have committed to Auburn, USC and UConn.

I’m all for non-traditional schools. Different kids learn different ways. What worked for me in high school and college didn’t work for my younger sister, and vice versa.

But this seems different. It seems more like AAU basketball than Friday Night Lights. I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Read Lee Jenkins’ story. Is it fair for the school to compete against traditional schools? Does it matter? Would you want to play for a program like this – or play against one?

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