The NCAA’s ethics coalition met the last few days out in Indianapolis.
Sources said the following came out of the meetings:
- The group will likely propose a recruiting calendar that consists of bringing back a pair of weekends in April (four total days) and added in three long weekends in July (Thursday through Sunday) that total 12 days. That would give coaches 16 total days between the two periods.
- Coaches would finally be allowed to work with players in the summer. According to a source, it would probably be in the neighborhood of two hours a week for a six-week period.
- They tried to come up with a realistic definition of an “agent”. The NCAA understands what’s going on with the agents, but no one has an ideal solution just yet how to solve the problem.
- Access: It looks as though there will be a push for unlimited texting to recruits and also more access through phone calls. The phone calls won’t be unlimited, but there will be more allowed – and they also want them to be able to start at an earlier stage.
- Speaking of an earlier stage, it looks as though official visits will be moved up from the start of a recruits’ senior year to his junior season. This would intend to eliminate some of the shadiness that goes on with bringing kids to campus for unofficial visits.