NCAA recruiting deregulation has been a hot topic over the past few weeks and it is something that has a lot of college football coaches concerned. One of the major conferences in the game is more afraid than the rest because of a recruiting machine being built within their conference.
The SEC is not worried about deregulation of recruiting, but they are terrified to think of what Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide would be able to pull off with weaker guidelines.
Deregulations would include unlimited texts and phone calls to recruits among other things.
According to a report from Jeremy Fowler of CBS, one SEC is already hiring staff members just to text top recruits 100 to 150 times per day. A little excessive, no? Here is what Fowler reported:
A college head coach told me he heard from an SEC school that’s hiring staffers to do one thing: Text top recruits 100-150 times per day
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) March 6, 2013
Let’s hope that the number of texts is spread throughout a number of prospects and not just one player. If staff members are texting over 100 times a day to one recruit, it is no longer part of the process and is instead turning into harassment.
You can understand why teams around the nation would want deregulation with recruiting, but there are so many negatives that could come from all of this.
The recruiting process is supposed to be a special time in a high school athletes life. Let them enjoy every moment and treasure the opportunity they have instead of harassing them with non-stop communication and not allowing them to take a minute for themselves.
It’s a scary time in the recruiting process and it could only be getting worse.
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