Upon hearing of the recent death, yesterday, of former NBA and N.C. State basketball player Charles Shackleford, I am reminded of how insane it is that most of the high school athletes that get recruited and admitted to D-1 colleges have no business being there.(Mostly football and basketball) In other words if not for some ability to succeed in a sport, would in no way be admitted. My daughter, who I would describe as intelligent, but a hard worker and eager to learn has applied to several North Carolina schools, UNC- Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and others. Ever conscious of the standards set for students at these two fine universities, has been sweating out being admitted. She has the grades, test scores and has worked to achieve her goals from an early age. As of yesterday she got acceptance from UNC, but will not here from Wake Forest until April, we are told because she didn't sign to commit to them early. Shackleford was famously remembered as telling a reporter," I can shoot with my left hand, I can shoot with my right hand, I'm amphibious." He meant, of course, ambidextrous. Off the court Shackleford was involved in many controversies and legal issues. He was suspended for poor grades and former head of NC physical education department, Richard Lauffer described Shackleford as a poor student without any interest in trying to get an education and should have never been admitted into NC State. I know it will never happen, but if I had the ability, I would make the D-1 Universities crack down on admitting unqualified students-athletes. If you don't have the academic requirements as a regular student, you're no longer getting in because of your athletic ability alone. You'll need the same grades and test scores as any other student. Hopefully, ya'll didn't mind the rant, but just wanted to let you know what faces your children when applying to a D-1 University.