Thats the training side-
Then there is travel, and the job you were set up with by the athletic department to help carry your costs.
I spent the holidays with a top football receiver and a (headed for olympics) University swimmer.
In talking with them, they re-enforced the fact that a D1 college athlete BELONGS to the University. You have no freinds outside the team- Social life, ah... no not really.. You are constantly dodging drinking and other troubles, manditory training table diets, memorizing play books.
Then there is school and grades, for those wanting to go on in school, those don't take a back seat just because you are playing for the school.