Not being from Georgia and not knowing how the HOPE scholarship works but can some of you explain what the HOPE scholarship pays for and what the criteria is to get/keep the scholarship? From what I've heard, it pays for tuition and books but not housing or food and you need at least a GPA of 3.0. The reason why I'm asking is because is that something that schools in Georgia can take advantage of? Say an in-state recruit wants to come to Tech and definitely has the grades to come to Tech and would be eligible for the HOPE scholly and perhaps he's from a lower class family. Can a savy athletic department steer some in-need financial aid towards such players that would cover housing and food? Essentially he'll have a full ride to Tech (or whatever school the recruit wants to go to in Georgia) as long as he has a GPA of 3.0. Essentially you'll be able to bring in extra recruits as "walk-ons" with full rides. Of course, there won't be MANY recruits who will fit this description but I can imagine there's at least 1 or 2 players we can bring in like that. Of course, we or anyone else won't do this with highly recruited players but more for those "fringe" recruits who we wouldn't mind giving them a chance but not sure if its worth a scholly to do so. This might also work for in-state players who went out-of-state on a football scholly and essentially want to transfer back to Georgia for one reason or another and they meet the criteria for the HOPE scholarship?