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NCAA’s Rules Working Group may change texting rules for football recruiting

February 1, 2012; Oxon Hill, MD, USA; Potomac High School football recruit Ronald Darby poses for a photo after his announcement and intent to sign with the Florida State Seminoles on national signing day at Potomac High School. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Although college basketball coaches are allowed to send unlimited texts to recruits — assuming they have a kick-ass phone plan, of course — the NCAA barred football coaches from doing the same in 2007. However, an announcement on Tuesday indicated that the NCAA’s Rules Working Group has proposed to lift the ban.

Recruiters, you better start warming up those thumbs!

Here’s an explanation from ESPN:

The original proposals called for unlimited contact initiated by college coaches to recruits, the elimination of the requirement that only a head coach or an assistant coach could perform the functions of a recruiting coordinator and the removal of restrictions on printed materials mailed to prospects. The working group also did suggest lifting some of the restrictions on general correspondence, such as using color in printed materials, but that’s not as significant as the changes unlimited texting would bring to football recruiting.

Personally, I don’t think recruiters should be able to send unlimited texts to recruits. Now if they want to send unlimited owls like in Harry Potter, I think I could get behind that.

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: Recruiting, Texting

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