Recently, I wrote about the NCAA Compliance Office putting teeth into the contact rule or former “Bump Rule” that coaches must follow when visiting high schools this spring.
Coaches can introduce themselves to the prospect. Say, “hello.” Maybe even welcome the prospect to the college coach’s own college football summer camp. Period. Move on. That really is the extent of the conversation.
Yesterday, as I was making some high school visits on my way to Youngstown, I saw the rule first hand. I was at Akron Hoban talking with head coach Tim Tyrell.
As we were talking, a coach from Michigan stopped in. As we were talking, two high school recruits came down the hall.
The Michigan coach said , “Hello,” and introduced himself. Of course, I can talk with any recruit about anything. I talked briefly to both recruits, and they went on to class. Continue ReadingRead More »