NCAA proposes an end to early scholarship offers

No offers before July 1, proposes the NCAA.

Coaches also would have to receive high school transcripts documenting at least five semesters or seven quarters worth of academic work for a young recruit before they can offer a scholarship.


But Long, senior associate athletic director at UCLA, said the committee was compelled to propose a change after recruits and their families said they had felt pressured to make decisions before knowing enough about the school’s academic programs. Coaches also told the cabinet they were under increased pressure to “keep up” by making offers to younger and younger players or lose out on top recruits.

I like this proposal. Kids are under so much pressure; college coaches need to back off, or yes – at this rate kids will be signing in eighth grade.