The N.C.A.A. is now allowing unlimited texting between coaches and recruits. This new rule will go into effect on 4/28/16, and will usher in a new battlefield for prized recruits. Many of the interactions currently take place on Twitter, but with this latest ruling, the ways coaches can sell their program has increased significantly. I can imagine a 5* recruit's phone continually vibrating throughout the day. I hope these blue chippers have amazing battery life in their cells.
NCAA rule change opens door for unlimited texting to recruits https://t.co/sLxoah5KO7— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) April 8, 2016
Coach Justin Fuente has already proven himself social media savvy. He is very active on Twitter, something the previous administration didn't particularly embrace. Coach Zohn Burden is probably most active of all the Hokies staff on Twitter, and I hope he can use this tool to help recruiting. My primary concern for this rule change is that it seems that the N.C.A.A. had a "can't beat em, join em" mentality when making this rule. There are most certainly "burner" phones in trash cans all over the country full of "illegal" texts. Rather than try and catch shadows, they simply decided to get everything above board. I imagine this time next year there will be reports of "Les Miles Texts QB 6,400 Times". There might be the headline, "Prized LB received 10,247 texts in 24 hours." It's going to happen.
Urban Meyer calls new NCAA texting rule 'most ignorant thing I've ever heard in my life' https://t.co/jdQOxGbbPx— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) April 11, 2016
Speaking of Big 10, I can assure you Jim Harbaugh probably has ordered 20 new phones with spare batteries to match. Fuente and company probably won't bring that gusto, but assuredly will be tip tapping their way into a home near you.