A vote on this, as part of a comprehensive package of football recruiting reforms, is expected to take place today in Indianapolis by the NCAA Division I Council.
Also included in the proposal: adding a December signing day, so committed players won't get bombarded by other schools wanting them to "flip" them before February; reducing satellite camps (aka the Jim Harbaugh Rule); adding a 10th full-time assistant coach; and disallowing programs to hire an IAWP (Individual Associated With Prospect) after landing said prospect.
The conferences appear to have found consensus on all of the above -- except for adding April-June official visits. The SEC and other leagues in the South are reluctant to sign off on the change.
It's obvious why: College football's ruling class longs to protect its turf. Those coaches don't want prospects from the South visiting Big Ten campuses when the weather is nice.
"It's like Trump," one Big Ten official said. "Except the SEC wants to build a giant wall around the Southeast."
[EDIT: As noted by starrmander in post below...
Everything passed, great list at link below)
The Toledo Blade has an article today on the sleazy world of recruiting. In particular, the negative recruiting going on aimed at Michigan.
There isn't a lot of new material for those of you who are obsessed with following every press release. The author, Kyle Rowland, quotes Harbaugh's "jive turkeys" comments. Most of the article is feedback from Partridge on what recruiting is like, particularly dealing with negative recruiting out there against Michigan.
Michigan Football recruiting 2017: MLive article discussing DTR, Brevin Jordan,Tyler Friday and more!
I guess Coach Harbaugh and the rest aren't just sitting around drinking milk and watching the Tournament.
Happy Friday everybody - here's my latest video titled "Good Times". Enjoy!
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Here is your schedule for the day:
9:30 AM: VA OL
Mekhi Becton: Louisville, improbably
9:4510:30 AM: GA DT Aubrey Solomon: Michigan
10:30 AM: MS LB
Willie Gay: Mississippi State
Noon: UT DT
- 2:30 PM: AL WR Nico Collins
The twitter liveblog will actually terminate before Collins announces because that's when our live Signing Day podcast goes, er, live.
Here is your bare-bones newsfeed.
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I love looking back to see what happened to highly recruited guys, so this article is pretty fascinating.
Of note, Alabama and Michigan only had 3 players in the top 100 and OSU only had 2, while Florida had 11! Some things change, but some things stay the same. Unfortunately Meyer is still a ridiculous recruiter.
4. Ryan Mallett, QB
Mallett transferred from Michigan after one season and spent two years at Arkansas. A third-round pick in 2011, he has started eight games in six NFL seasons and last season was a backup in Baltimore.
25. Donovan Warren, DB
After leaving school early, he went undrafted in 2010. Warren bounced among four NFL teams but never played. He is involved in commercial real estate, according to his Twitter bio.
37. Jerimy Finch, DB
Finch orally committed to Michigan and then Indiana before settling on Florida. He later transferred to Indiana -- and then transferred to Marian University. He was arrested in 2014 for burglary of a liquor store.
91. Toney Clemons, WR
Clemons transferred to Colorado and in 2012 was drafted in the seventh round by the Steelers. He appeared in four games that season and later bounced around the NFL and CFL.
Welp, at least Warren worked out.