You should be able to tell my angle by now from reading this piece...
The new rule changes affect everyone. every recruit, every coach, every program. Everyone in recruiting. I don't think these rules are fair to the coaches nor to the recruits.
Now, coaches have no time to really get away and spend with their families, because there's no reason they can't go home and text a recruit while playing with their kids or no reason they can't pull out their laptop and Skype a prospect on vacation, etc.
It's not fair and the rule changes will likely make recruiting basically chaotic, but they're the new rules going forward.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.