Actors are paid to act; any agent can tell you that the script is the least important part to them. When it comes to the principal cast (which the sales and financing are predicated), unless I can call the agent or manager directly myself and verify, there is no real attachment. The exception being a Spielberg or a Scorcese whose stature in the industry could reasonably facilitate any star interest.
First of all, the academics of the school is priority number one. These young kids need to keep in mind that they are Student Athletes. The word student comes before the word athlete, and so should be the emphasis when choosing the right college. Make sure that the college you are choosing has the major and can provide the right subject matter that you are interested in getting a degree in. If you choose a school that has a under achieving Business school, then that may not be the school for you.