View Full Version : NCAA Recruiting Rule Change re: phone calls
05-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Can't say I disagree with the rule change on principal, after all it's just a phone call, but I can see how this is going to get out of hand for the top recruits in each class. Maybe it's not polite to stereotype and assume these kids aren't exactly focused on academics but for the handful that are this throws another distraction into the equation as they're trying to finish their homework for the night or prepare for the SAT/ACT exam.
05-27-2012, 07:08 PM
To those who do not want to click link:
Unlimited phone calls and text messages now allowed from coaches to recruits.
Quick benefits: coach isn't forced to answer phone when it rings, get to know more about prospect
Quick drawbacks: kids may be inundated with phone calls, could be messy in short term
Synopsis: in this modern age of social networking and technology, the call limit was destined to be revoked sooner or later.
05-29-2012, 09:34 AM
I would assume this could also be interpreted as Facebook and Twitter as well.
07-11-2012, 07:53 AM
A few quotes/thoughts from Mick: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/blog/_/name/katz_andy/id/8146883/coaches-adjust-recruiting-changes-schedules-men-college-basketball
1. Getting to work out players for two hours a week
Cincinnati's Mick Cronin called it "the best rule change in 15 years. It also helps in recruiting because you have a better feel for what your team lacks and what you need to recruit."
3. Shorter periods for the high school players.
Cronin points out that the shorter periods will lead to better play, which in turn will help coaches evaluate more effectively.
4. Allowing unlimited text messaging
"Unlimited calls and texts allows coaches and recruits to see who really likes who on both ends," Cronin said.
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