I was over on ESPiN and came across this article about changes that could take place in recruiting. It is really interesting. Here is the basic changes that will be voted upon...
• The elimination of legislation that limits only full-time coaches to communicate with prospects and their families. Support staff and administrative personnel would be allowed to call recruits but not to visit them off campus.
• The elimination of the "baton rule," which allows only seven of 10 full-time coaches on the road to recruit at once. All 10 coaches could recruit simultaneously.
• The elimination of regulations on printed recruiting material mailed or distributed to prospects.
• A change in the time that the NCAA defines the transition from recruit to student-athlete. Currently, recruits cannot receive many of the benefits available to student-athletes until they begin college coursework. The legislation would define a recruit as a student-athlete after he or she signs a letter of intent.
Also, there is talk of basically making it free reigns in terms of electronic communication. It sounds like just letting all hell loose to me.
So my questions for the folks here is 1) What do you all think about these new changes to recruiting? and 2) If you could change/add a new rule to recruiting, what would it be?
I personally really want to see an early signing day for recruits. I hope Mark Pantoni is ready though, if these rules pass he will be even more busy then ever.
Edit: Here is the link http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/8825800/ncaa-board-directors-consider-legislation-alter-football-recruiting