Deion Sanders recently founded Prime Prep, a charter school in the Dallas Forth Worth area. The school is not yet recognized by it’s district, and is having trouble filling their schedule with games. Watch as coaches and players get upset at a WFAA reporter for filimg their practice.
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The controversy surrounding Prime Prep has to do with the number of ineligible transfers. According to Yahoo’s Prep Rally, “up to 80 percent of Prime Prep’s 30 football players lived outside of the school’s home boundary, making them ineligible for varsity.” From WFAA.com:
Two weeks ago, a disgusted District Executive Committee got upset at Prime Prep. “We don’t know anything about Prime Prep,” complained committee member Ronald Johnson. “We don’t know who to contact; we don’t know who to call; we don’t know who we are going to face; we don’t know if we are going to play over here or over there.”
So the committee voted to ban Prime Prep from all athletics during this, their first season of play.
Despite the local controversy, Prime Prep’s basketball team was recently added to a prestigious high school tournament. The school is heavily branded by Under Armor.