If you think they are top heavy now, you should wait for next years recruiting rules to kick in. The programs with money are about to dominate the recruiting with almost zero restrictions. WTF the NCAA was thinking with the new rules is mind boggling. You're about to see programs with staffs strictly for recruiting. NCAA just took three steps back.
I have not heard about this.. Can you tell me more?
"We want to focus on those things that actually make a difference in our institutions and not necessarily those things that deal with communication devices or whether or not a bagel has peanut butter on it," Emmert said at the time. A Rules
Working Group comprised of college presidents took on the task of revising the rulebook, ultimately forwarding 26 proposals to the Board of Directors last weekend. The board approved 25 of them, including five that focus specifically on recruiting:
• Proposal 11-2, which allows for football programs to hire a recruiting coordinator and support staff separate from the coaching staff, any of whom can partake in all recruiting activities save for off-campus visits.
• Proposal 11-4, which eliminates restrictions on how many coaches can recruit off campus at a given time.
• Proposal 13-3, which "eliminate[s] restrictions on methods and modes of communication during recruiting," meaning no texting barriers, quiet periods or dead periods.
• Proposal 13-4, which eliminates a list of required materials (a banned-drug list, APR data) schools must send to recruits.
• Proposal 13-5A, which eliminates restrictions on sending printed materials (media guides, comic books, etc.) to recruits.
The teams with money will be able to umbrella the entire nation instead of picking and choosing their battles.
Arkansas finished dead last in the Western division in the team recruiting rankings (according to Rivals) and still finished 31st in the country (out of 123 teams)