You seem to not even understand the material you are posting. If 35 states have a cut-off date between August 31 and October 16, and 3 states have cut-off dates on or before August 15, then a player with a November birthday is expected to turn 18 in November of senior year, and 19 in the fall of freshman year in college, in at least 38 states. The Japanese player in the other thread had a November birthday, was set to turn 18 during 12th grade, and people were claiming that this was unusual. Yet, it is expected in at least 38 states, and another 6 states leave it up to individual school districts. Only 6 states have cut-off dates between December 1 and January 1. I am not in the camp with the 20 year old son who graduates high school. I am in the camp with people who can read and comprehend English. Do you even understand the implications of the cut-off dates that you posted? If so, why post stupid remarks about how the rest of the country is not Virginia, when Virginia's September 1 cut-off date is typical and a December 31 cut-off date is exceptional?