Did they Benny transfer really make a difference? They were terrible last year.
The Benedictine transfers were due to the coach getting fired and RH was actually not the first option for either. They tried getting into another Catholic school but were denied admission because the school does not accept senior transfers.
Both were key rotation players last year for Richmond Heights and one is now at Kent State as a preferred walk on.
Richmond Heights is a tough one for the OHSAA to "police." For one, it's not just Richmond Heights getting transfers. Two, it's a small suburb where most of the children in the district attend private schools (a big chunk on vouchers since Richmond Heights Schools is now on the eligible list), so they legitimately are a Division IV school in enrollment. Third, probably 20 percent of the population lives in a couple of fairly large, lower income apartment complexes that are very easy to make a legitimate move into.
Actually, more I think about it. The person who started this thread would get their wish if Richmond Heights didn't lose so many kids to private schools. They definitely would be at least D3 (maybe even small D2). The city of Richmond Heights is still about 40 percent white, but the school district is about 95 percent black. The only people who seemingly live in Richmond Heights and send their kids to Richmond Heights Schools are the people who live in the mentioned apartment complexes, who mostly moved there from inner city eastside neighborhoods to begin with to get to a safer place (Richmond Heights is majority middle class yet kids in the public schools are deemed 100 percent economically disadvantaged per the ODE). The rest of the city is basically middle class subdivisions, but those families (black, white, Asian, Latino ... its a pretty diverse city overall) can now use the EdChoice expansion program and send their children to one of the many nearby private schools.