Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Today, the Big 10 issued a statement opposing the changes in recruiting rules scheduled to go into effect in July, reading in part:
We have serious concerns whether these proposals, as currently written, are in the best interest of high school student-athletes, their families and their coaches. We are also concerned about the adverse effect they would have on college coaches, administrators and university resources. We look forward to working with the NCAA toward improving the game, the recruiting process and the overall college football experience for all student-athletes.
Personally, I hope this provokes the NCAA to respond to increasing levels of criticism about the upcoming changes. The changes are going to do nothing but eliminate any down time for recruits and the coaches who recruit them.
Ok, wanted the boards thoughts on this. With the college football landscape changing how it has in the past 5-10 years and how finding talent has become a premium. I ask the board "how young is too young to start recruiting?"
Recently Washington University offered (and received) a commitment from a 14 year old 8th grade quarterback. Also, LSU has offered a 14 year old who attened a summer football camp.
I know the Sandusky scandal was a one in a million situation, but I really have a problem exposing these young people to situations they are clearly not ready to be exposed to. I would really like to see the NCAA move in and put a very strict age restriction on recruitment.
The folks on the Big10 network said that some assistant coaches at some universities get some significant bonuses for signing "big name" recruits and/or "4 or 5 star recruits".
Wow, talk about a scandal waiting to happen! Too much pressure to grease the palm of recruits.
Is this true? Does M do it?