NCAA proposes end to early scholarship offers

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  • 2020
    June 28, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    There might not be official offers, but this won't make any difference.

  • nitroboy
    June 26, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    Excuse me CougarBlue but you might want to hold off ripping the Deseret News for their proof reading efforts. I think most people who read the article realized that the author was describing the pending rule change of allowing telephone communication with possible recruits and not the early offering of a scholarships. I don't like offering kids in their sophomore year as well although BYU and other schools have gone in that direction. As long as the playing field is equal, I'd like to see schools have to wait until the summer following the junior year to offer a scholarship. Just my opinion.

  • worf
    June 26, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    No biggie.

  • goutahutes
    June 25, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    It just keeps getting worse BYU. First Utah to the Pac 10, now this. You won't be able to pressure kid to commit early before they know better.

  • plyxply
    June 25, 2010 3:05 p.m.

    I agree, this would be a good change.....and I agree with gonefishn, the Ute Conference has enough problems already so getting rid of the Cougars recruiters during Gremlin games would be nice, the 9 year olds don't need the added pressure lol.

  • gonefishn
    June 25, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    good rule change, here here!
    I think this will give a boost to the kid that can not afford all the travel and other costs associated with many of the camps. It will also give a boost to the kid that does not start his sophmore or Junior year for any number of reasons but is lights out his senior year. Maybe there will be a scholarship left for that guy come oct-nov.
    BYU will have to stop scouting Ute conferance little league. Just joking, the U of U has gotten just as bad to keep up.

  • RepresentBlue
    June 25, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    I think its a good proposal, even though it will force BYU to change its recruiting methods substantially. Bronco likes to recruit kids early and get verbal commits when they are still high school sophomores and juniors, but I think that is too early for kids to be making decisions like that. These kids should be focusing on high school still, not making decisions about which college they are going to attend after high school, years before they are even going to be done with high school. I think this is what the NCAA is trying to do here.

  • RS
    June 25, 2010 10:34 a.m.

    The NCAA is willing to help the BCS schools by backing this proposal, but won't create a D-1 football playoff. It's a racket.

  • Bugoff
    June 24, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    This is a good rule and maybe they should restrict the recruiting age even more.