It would be interesting to see the stats on how many youth team players are released every season. It is bound to be pretty high I would presume.
A lot of the guys released by the big teams may find a place with the likes of Dunfermline etc. A few will get a season to prove themselves somewhere else & a few will be dissolutioned & give up altogether.
Hopefully most will find their place in the game but the harsh facts are that most will not be good enough for SPFL teams.
I am sure most will be devistated but hopefully there is a future in football somewhere ,but most will not realise their dream.