realtalk Miami (FL) Fan Baton Rouge, LA Member since Feb 2011 2061 posts
NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?Posted by realtalk on 1/4/13 at 12:06 am
So I overheard some guys talking at the store and one od them mentioned that his cousin is getting recruited to play football for a D-I school but he would only agree to play for the school if the university agreed to give his sister a full scholarship as well (academic). Just something I overheard so I don't have too many details, but is this a recruiting violation for a school to do this? If not, how often does this happen?
re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?Posted by PurpleandGold Motown on 1/4/13 at 4:32 am to TheDoc
You see it all the time. Look at Arie and Cyrus K. I know that Bama got one of the top RBs in the state in the late 90s because they agreed to sign a WR and OL on his team. Luckily, the WR turned out pretty good.
ATLTiger #TreyBiletnikoffs Member since Sep 2003 37324 posts
re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?Posted by ATLTiger on 1/4/13 at 6:01 am to loweralabamatrojan
seems like the OP is asking more about the sibling getting an academic or some type of other scholarship. that's not illegal per se, but I imagine red flags would go up if I'm a highly touted football player and my brother got an academic scholly with a 2.0 gpa and bad test scores.
on the athletic side, you see siblings/ friends get offers all the time. that's just the business. look at Clemson and Nkemdiche.
lsuhunt555 New York Yankees Fan Teakwood Village Breh Member since Nov 2008 27776 posts Online
re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?Posted by lsuhunt555 on 1/4/13 at 7:33 am to realtalk
The only thing with that is, its hard to (or at least I would imagine) fudging an academic scholly. Athletic schollys are pretty subjective, but I think academic ones are pretty cut and dry. They cant give one to someone who has a 2.5 GPA.