More Unofficial Visits Than Ever
I’ve talked about this before, but I’m constantly amazed at the increase in unofficial visits being taken. Everyone seems to be taking many of them. As a coach I’m spending a huge amount of time on unofficial visits. I enjoy the visits, but wonder where it goes from here. I think it is something recruits are starting to feel like the have to do—and early.
Does the Coach Keep the Rules?
It seems like all over the news we are seeing stories of college coaches in all sports breaking the NCAA rules. To be fair, the NCAA Manual is massive and most coaches make small and inadvertant violations at some point. But too many coaches are blatantly breaking rules in order to gain an competitive edge. Some rules most often broken include talking with recruits and parents who are too young...
Phone Calls--Coaches Can't Call Back
I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from 2012 recruits and younger. This is a great thing. I would always recommend making personal contact via phone or unofficial visit at any age. I just wanted to remind all younger recruits that coaches can’t return a call until after July 1 going into the senior year. Even if you leave a message they can’t call you back. So when you...
Amateurism Issues--They affect golf too →
Here is a story on a basketball recruit from Turkey who allegedly accepted cash for being a part of a professional team. You may look at this and think, “this doesn’t relate to golf.” However, it does. Every NCAA recruit now must complete an amateurism survey before being declared eligible for competition. The survey is to confirm that you are an amateur and haven’t...
Today is the first day that coaches can contact 2012 recruits via email, letter, facebook, etc. Basically, all written correspondence is legal now. So all over the country coaches in all sports are sending out passionate messages about why a recruit should attend their school. Many coaches now use software applications that sent out attractive form emails at 12:01. Other coaches may still...