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Georgia Reports Football Recruiting Violation

Andy Berg

The University of Georgia violated NCAA rules with an impermissible off-campus recruiting contact by a coach nearly a year ago.

The violation, which happened Jan. 30, 2020, brought restrictions for the coach and the program, according to the school.

“A coach made brief but impermissible contact (in excess of a greeting) with a prospective student‐athlete at his educational institution,” the school said in its summary, which was reported by the Athens Banner-Herald.

As a result of the incident, the coach was barred from off-campus recruiting for 30 days and any contact in person or off-campus with the recruit for 30 days.

Georgia listed the violation as the only one in the most recent quarter for Level III & Level IV violations, and the football violation is the only Georgia has listed in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2021 that ran from July to December 2020.

Per NCAA rules, coaches in all sports nationwide can recruit on the road or host prospects during the pandemic. Penalties that were able to be applied were and anything left will be when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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