What's the difference between a PWO and a walk-on? I started to give the answer as I believed it to be, but thought it would be good to get more feedback from the board. This is from Buffnik's recruitapedia: Preferred Walk On (PWO): A recruited player that is enrolling at the college and is guaranteed a roster spot but does not have a scholarship offer. Coaches may invite them to join the team to help on the practice squad or special teams in football. Often a PWO is verbally given a contingent scholarship offer. If the player works his way up into the regular playing rotation, he may be awarded a scholarship. Coaches may also award a scholarship during the last year of eligibility to a walk-on who has been with the team for several seasons and if the team has scholarships available. I get the NCAA stuff, mostly, between scholly kids and walkons, but from anyone's experience: what's the difference between a PWO and a kid who shows up and walks on? Do they have more/less access to facilities, training, time on the field?