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 37762 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 29184 posts
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.