If someone was in college athletics and dropped out in the first year can that athlete still come back to school and compete later Or would you have to redshirt to save those years?
If you ever played for that team you need to be redshirted for the years you remain in the school. If you never played and then dropped out, you could return and play at anytime. If you play one season and then drop put, I am not sure. It is not common for an athlete for drop out and then return.