Ohio State self-reported NCAA violations, keeps them from recruiting 5-star prospect
Ohio State is out on five-star defensive end Micah Parsons, after reporting NCAA violations that occurred during his official visit on Sept. 9, according to the university’s daily student-published newspaper called The Lantern.
The university self-reported the violations on Sept. 26. Here’s why, according to The Lantern.
The violations, which The Lantern obtained through a public-records request, were the result of improper contact that happened during the recruit’s visit to the set of ESPN’s College GameDay at The Oval prior to the Buckeyes’ game against Oklahoma.
Ohio State agreed to no longer recruit the star high school prospect. Although he’s not named in the report because of FERPA protection, Parson is the prospect expected to be in question.
He was photographed on the College GameDay set with former Ohio State running back Eddie George, and current College GameDay analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Rece Davis.
Recruits can speak with former student-athletes, but aren’t allowed to talk to media members associated with the program.
A violation of NCAA Bylaws 13.10.1 and 126.96.36.199 occurred, as members of the media may not be present during an institution’s recruiting contact with a prospect and a prospect may not participate in team activities that would make the public or media aware of the prospect’s visit to the institution.
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