The NCAA is reportedly reconsidering proposals that were made about the recruiting procedure in January, according to AthleticScholarships.net.
Three proposals are being reviewed: Proposal 11-2 (any staff can call recruits), Proposal 13-3 (unlimited calls and texts) and Proposal 13-5-A (deregulated mailings).
According to the report, potential solutions include the following: suspending the proposals, and limiting the frequency of calls and prohibiting all mailings (recruiting material could be posted on websites or emailed).
Finding a way to manage recruitment has always been a work in progress. It's a hectic time involving a great deal of programs with all kinds of variables. Wires get crossed, and communication flies across the nation at a blistering pace.
The NCAA has battled with programs for years. It's a back-and-forth tug-of-war between the association and universities. The NCAA's job is to create as much of an even playing field as it can, but programs are under so much pressure that the pressure inevitably can reach a boiling point.
We've seen numerous programs receive heavy NCAA sanctions, fines and/or postseason bans throughout the years. Some believe such programs deserved it. Others believe the NCAA has become too stringent in certain areas of the recruiting process.
The latest move is just another reminder that the recruiting process will always be different every year. Things change quickly when everyone is seeking the next game-changing recruit and doing everything in their power to land him or her. Tweaks are made (some beneficial, some not) and the carousel goes 'round and 'round.
Here's to hoping the NCAA is on the right track in this instance.