NCAA sends out warning to schools not following guidelines coronavirus-related recruiting moratorium
A few schools are apparently not playing rules on the recruiting front right now, so the NCAA has released a warning in response to some of the policy benders out there.
Two weeks ago, the NCAA declared a mandatory recruiting dead period because of the public health crisis that has shut down sports on all levels. The association banned unofficial and official visits, contacts and evaluations during this “moratorium” period. Phone calls and text messages, however, have still been permissable.
But the NCAA has already received some tips that some schools aren’t following those guidelines, according to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde.
“We have heard that recruiting is continuing,” said NCAA Vice President of Enforcement Jon Duncan.
Per the report, tips and complaints about impermissible contact between schools and high schools prospects has still been reported to the NCAA office. There have also been reports of contacts with potential transfer student-athletes.
“We are mindful of the circumstances and challenges on campus,” Duncan told SI. “But at the same time, we’re obligated to keep the infractions process moving.”
There was no specifications on which schools or in what sport there were potential recruiting violations.