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NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


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?






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TheDoc
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


bama gave landon collins' girlfriend a scholly for him to go to bama so I would guess it's not illegal





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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


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.





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loweralabamatrojan
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


Manti Te'o ended up at ND instead of USC because the Irish gave a full ride to Robbie Toma, his WR buddy. If this is illegal, it isn't being enforced well.





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ATLTiger
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


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.






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SabiDojo
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


I don't see anything wrong with it.





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pvilleguru
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


quote:

Look at Arie and Cyrus K.

Most likely both Kouandjio brothers will be starting next year. Cyrus at LT and Arie at LG. Bama didn't offer Arie to get Cyrus.






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reb13
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


I think it's illegal. But happens all the time because the NCAA has no control over who the school deems eligible for academic aid.





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lsuhunt555
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


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.





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VABuckeye
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re: NCAA Recruiting question: Offering siblings scholarships to entice recruits?


Ohio State has offered Mike Mitchell and his little brother Mickey. Then again, Mickey is a top 5 recruit in his basketball class.





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