My years at Lehigh were just before freshman eligibility. And just before we went co-ed, believe it or not. Freshman teams pretty much took care of the maturity issue in that era.
Trivia question: Who was the kid from NYC in 1965 who led his freshman team to a win over the varsity in their annual pre-season exhibition game? The varsity was the nation’s #1 ranked team in pre-season polls.
I know this isn’t a tough question, but I remember being astounded when it happened back in ’65. Of course in retrospect……..