I'm sure that you all already know about the new NCAA rule that allows college basketball coaches and their assistants unlimited text messaging, phone calls, and private messages via social network to high school recruits that are past their Sophomore season. Several schools and coaches have been penalized because of this rule over the last few years, but there is no doubt that IU suffered from it the worst due to he who shall not be named.
My question to you guys; Is the new rule change deregulating texts and phone calls to recruits a good rule?
I certainly think that it is great for the coaches and the NCAA because they don't have to worry about regulating it. Less schools should be placed on probation and commit secondary violations because of it. Also, we hear a lot about boosters and impermissible benefits going on at schools, which I do feel is partly the result of the strict regulation that used to be placed on text messages and phone calls. Perhaps the deregulation will do something to remove the middle man booster type.
For the recruits, it gives them a better chance to get to know the coaches who are recruiting them. They can talk to them whenever they want, ask questions to the coaches, and just get a generally better feel for their interest in them. The main concern for most people seems to be that recruits are going to be bombarded by text messages and phone calls every hour of the day. This certainly seems possible, especially when thinking about top recruits like Jabari Parker. Some coaches will do anything to try and sway the decisions of recruits, and bombarding them with text messages is by no means unlikely.
So what do you guys think? Good? Bad? Indifferent?