NCAA Tightens Recruiting Rule

[stextbox id=”custom”]   The NCAA approved a recruiting rule this week that would prohibit schools from hiring a person who is associated with a recruit for a two-year period before or after a recruit enrolls, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The proposal stemmed from recruiting instances involving Michael Beasley (former Kansas State player) and John Wall (Kentucky), where colleges hired their AAU basketball coaches seemingly in an attempt to improve their chances of signing the players.

Failing to pass was a measure that would have prevented schools from from using anyone not enrolled at a school, nor on the coaching staff, from teaching at a school’s camps or clinics. This was aimed at preventing schools from compensating family members or individuals with close ties to players being recruited. We could list another example here but won’t.

One step at a time …

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “NCAA Tightens Recruiting Rule

  • January 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
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    Charlie, are you thinking of Calipari hiring Milt Wagner? In all fairness, we should remember that Denny hired Male High coach Wade Houston and got a couple of his players named Griffith and Turner.

  • January 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm
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    No I was thinking of a kid in Lexington whose father got paid for speaking appearances at a camp … Orton. The new rule would prohibit the example you cited but not hiring people for making “speaking appearances.”

  • January 16, 2010 at 11:23 pm
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    There’s plenty of things that need cleaning up in college recruiting, but unfortunately that second rule would be more harmful to other aspects of the industry than helpful. Summer camps and clinics are the breeding ground for up and coming coaches – they depend on established coaches giving them a chance to get a foot in the door and learn the trade and show what they’ve got. Is it taken advantage of? Absolutely. But there needs to be a more practical and rational look taken at how to close the loopholes without completely closing the door on those using it the right way.

    By the way, does the passing of that first rule mean Marquis Teague won’t be attending UofL 😉

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