It’s back to the drawing board for new NCAA recruiting rule

That new rule eliminating electronic communication restrictions between coaches and recruits? It’s been overthrown and it’s back to the drawing board:

Another piece of controversial recruiting legislation passed by the NCAA this year is headed back to the drawing board.

The collegiate governing body received the necessary 75 override votes from Division I membership on proposal 13-3 by the Wednesday deadline, mandating a review by the Division I board of directors at its May 2 meeting.

The rule, approved in January at the NCAA convention for implementation Aug. 1, would eliminate restrictions on private electronic communication, including phone calls and text messages, from college coaches to recruits.

The proposal was met with widespread criticism at the college and high school levels as concerns escalated that recruiting communications would overwhelm prospects and consume the schedules of coaches.