Volleyball scholarships are on a headcount basis. There are no partial scholarships. So, only 12 players have scholarships. The remaining players are considered walk-ons.My complaint toward people who incessantly whine about recruiting is that those people seem to forget that their are only 12 scholarships to be split among a roster of about 15 on an average year… meaning the Gophers are always going to deal with some partial scholarships. All the higher-end recruits are of course going to expect full scholarships.
So, based on previous and upcoming recruiting classes (remember offers are accepted by some really high-end players in 8th-9th grade), some recruiting years the Gophers are just going to have to bring in some partial scholarship-type players (maybe even a zero scholarship player or two).