Has the FHSAA completed its investigation into the transfer of five football players from Jenkins to Lakeland? And has it already compiled a report?
I don’t know the answer to that question, but the folks at Big County Preps say they do.
According to a post on the site’s message board by the actual administrator of the site, BCP, the FHSAA has compiled a 40-page report on the transfers. You can read the thread by clicking here.
Now I don’t know the guys at Big County Preps personally, so I really can’t vouch for their sources. They mostly focus on Hillsborough and Pinellas County schools, which I’m guessing is the reason they treated the Lakeland topic as a forum post rather than an actual story on the main website home page.
But that also gives me pause, because even in those counties it would be big news if the Lakeland investigation was over. So I’m surprised it’s not posted as an actual story if they are so sure that things are wrapped up.
I haven’t been able to verify if a report has been completed yet, and I haven’t seen any news of this on other high school football forums around the state. So, I’m taking this with a grain of salt and encourage everyone else to do the same. If I can get an update on the status of the investigation actually from the FHSAA, I’ll pass that along.
Update (Friday, August 19): Heard from the FHSAA this morning, and according to them the Lakeland situation is “ongoing.” They did not want to put a timetable on when things will be resolved.