Tag:Recruiting Services
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:12 pm

NCAA reverses course on "Rivals rule"

Posted by Bryan Fischer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly nine months after the NCAA interpreted bylaw changes to include recruiting websites such as Rivals or Scout as a scouting services and prohibited school staff members from subscribing, the organization has reversed course.

The NCAA Legislative Council has adopted proposal 2011-50 to eliminate the restriction on subscribing to a service that includes access to non-scholastic video, namely content behind a pay-wall of recruits at various camps and combines over the spring and summer. The Board of Directors will have the final say on Saturday but it is expected to be adopted and made final following a 60-day period.

"The extension of the legislation to all sports has created a myriad of unintended consequences in recruiting cultures (e.g., volleyball) other than those in which it was intended. The proposal would codify a current blanket legislative relief waiver and increase its scope as it relates to access to basketball and football nonscholastic video. The waiver was issued because of the difficulty in determining which scouting services are permissible and inconsistencies in enforcing the legislation."

The original issue stemmed from a member school asking for a clarification about Bylaw 13.14.3, which governs recruiting or scouting services. At issue was coaches subscribing or being provided free memberships to Rivals or other sites to watch video that is not available for free to the general public.

Posted on: July 22, 2011 9:48 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 9:52 am

7/22 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

-- Recruiting services were a topic at SEC Media Days.

Michigan has been the biggest benefactor on the recruiting trail from Ohio State's troubles. 

Recruiting is an everyday process, according to Will Muschamp.

Karl Joseph is down to six schools, including UCF.

Florida State commit Mario Edwards Jr., all 6-foot-3, 270-pounds of him, can do a backflip.


Devin Vandyke has committed to Virginia Tech. 

Virginia added local player Kyle Dockins and might pick up another player. 

Texas cornerback John Gibson committed to Arkansas.
Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:14 am
Edited on: June 20, 2011 9:42 am

6/20 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Full recaps of the Washington Nike Camp and Heath Evans 7-on-7 are coming later today so keep checking the Eye on Recruiting for tons of great stuff.

 Here's a Michigan recruiting update with information on Trey Keenan, Ondre Pipkins and more. Also, here's some reaction from Top 100 offensive tackle Andrus Peat on his visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.

One of the top 2013 cornerbacks, Sojourn Shelton, went to Florida State's summer camp on Sunday.

- Running back Fabian Moreau won position group MVP at the NUC Southeast Region combine in Atlanta.

 Here's a look back at Florida's recruiting class of 2008.

Oregon offensive lineman Nick Cody (who's a journalism major by the way) helped put together this video about recruiting services to examine if high school players gain exposure from them or are being exposed:

Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:45 pm

NCAA: Rivals subscriptions still impermissible

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Ah the NCAA, always full of surprises. A little over a month after the association declared Rivals a recruiting service based on a new interpretation of a bylaw, they've followed it up with a slight clarification Wednesday morning. The waiver the organization issued is aimed mostly at non-revenue sports and exempts all sports but football and men's and women's basketball from the new rule. As a result, several scouting services used in sports such as volleyball that were in peril, are now allowed.

As a result, Rivals subscriptions for schools and athletic department staff are still considered an impermissible recruiting service.

Posted on: March 8, 2011 9:49 am

3/8 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Tons of links headed your way in the roundup today. Already appears to be a busy Tuesday in the recruiting world.

- Recruiting services have been thrust to the forefront of the recruiting world with the issues at Oregon. The Seattle Times examined Washington's use of them and how much several of them cost.

- Wide receiver Dwayne Stanford picked up a pair of big offers from USC and Louisville.

- Linebacker Joe Bolden added an N.C. State offer.

- Defensive back Samuel Green added an offer from nearby USF.

- Three Palm Beach County offensive linemen are being recruited by major programs across the country.

- Michigan has scheduled several players to come in for an unofficial visit over the upcoming weeks, including top offensive lineman Dan Voltz.

- More on Alabama commit Brandon Greene. Two other Georgia players, James DeLoach and Jonathan Taylor, are being recruited by several BCS conference schools.

Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:31 am

3/5 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Some great college basketball on CBS today as we draw closer and closer to March Madness. We're also drawing closer to the college football coach's equivalent with the April-May evaluation period.

- Orlando (Fla.) athlete Guito Ervilus thought he would be picking up scholarships to play basketball but it's football that might be his meal ticket to college.

- An ex-Oregon recruiting coordinator says there's nothing out of the ordinary with the recruiting services the NCAA is probing.

- One of the top players in the midwest, Durron Neal, picked up offers from USC and Alabama this week.

- An update on North Carolina offensive lineman Brock Stadnik.

- Michigan State recently extended offers to several recruits.

- Nebraska commit Michael Rose is taking an unofficial visit to Arkansas.

- Texas defensive end Taiwan Johnson is high on the Razorbacks after receiving an offer from Bobby Petrino and staff.

Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:16 pm

1/30 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The week of National Signing Day has officially arrived. Some fans are already planning to be “sick” on Wednesday just to get off work and follow all of the coverage.

- Ohio State picked up commitment number 22…  from a long snapper. As this story notes, this is believed to be the first time a long snapper has come to Columbus with a scholarship.

- The NCAA investigation into North Carolina hasn’t necessarily slowed the Tar Heels recruiting efforts.

- Missouri’s efforts to comply with NCAA rules while recruiting has become tricky thanks to cell phones and technology.

- Great insight into the various recruiting services and the who, what, where and why.

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