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Parents or players thoughts on D3

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Franklin, Hanover and Manchester...Does anyone have useful information that they can pass on about the programs.

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Two of my son's final 3 are Franklin and Manchester.  I'm also his coach.  I've really enjoyed visiting Manchester it seems they do a good job recruiting and running the program.  The coaches are personal and professional.  I like the fact that they tell the kids to not make their decisions based on football alone.  I've been telling kids going to small schools the same thing for 20 years.  

Full disclosure on this one.... I've known Mike Leonard for nearly 25 years.  He is truly as good a guy as he appears.  The real deal.  He's obviously built a solid program that will be in the playoffs and/or conference champion more years than they aren't.

Hanover... I don't know.  He was accepted with the top academic award.  We reached out to the staff said they would come to visit and never did.  Since we were happy with the other 3 we never pursued it any further.

I think the schools are all good ones.  Go for the least expensive.

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First remember that D3 football is different from what college football is on TV. 

Do your research and check out everything, academics, football, campus life, campus activities, etc. There are several very good D3 programs in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.  You can do a lot of research on line and then go visit. 

All D3 programs are looking to fill their rosters, so expect a lot of freshmen, some programs bring in over 60, and the wash out rate is at least 50%.  Check to see how many upper classman are in the program. 

Enjoy the search, my son played 4 years of D3 college football and enjoyed it, but had his eyes opened on many aspects of the D3 game.

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My daughter is a sophmore at Franklin playing softball. Good friends son is a Jr on the football team. As stated Leonard is the real deal as a Coach and a person. I like their program, and they are definitely competitive. 

I will repeat CoachK5, be prepared for a huge freshman class. They will find out how much you really love the game. Most can't handle not being the star like in HS. Don't let the D3 moniker fool you. There are very good players at the D3 level. Good Luck in your decision making. Like the school first!

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As a current player of Hanover, I can tell you this program is on the rise. Doubling our wins from 2015 season is pretty good. Coach Theo is doing a great job here. As for the academics, its extremely tough. People who were stars in high school classrooms tend to be the upper middle here. Its rigorous but a great education. If your son has not yet decided where he will be playing, come on a visit. I'm sorry the coaches fell through on that visit. They are very busy people and i wouldnt judge them based on that. 

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I did the HCAC tour while being recruited ended up at Mt St Joe (actually closer from Indy than Manchester just a straight shot down 74 and on the west side of Cincy), I would encourage you to look at all of them all have good things about their programs both academically and from a football stand point. 

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