Report: Georgia informs the NCAA of three secondary recruiting violations
The NCAA rule book is so thick, it’s common for teams to break rules — especially when it comes to recruiting. The latest Southeastern Conference program to inform the NCAA of some violations turns out to be Kirby Smart’s Georgia program.
According to Marc Weiszer of the Athens-Banner Herald, the Bulldogs have reported three secondary recruiting violations to the NCAA. All three of the violations occurred this spring and resulted in two staffers losing their jobs in Athens.
Georgia removed its director of on-campus recruiting Lukman Abdulai and recruiting relations coordinator Dacia King following these incidents. Both employees lost their positions this spring. The Athens-Banner Herald is also reporting that one of Georgia’s staff members was not allowed to recruit on campus for 30 days following these violations. That staffer has not been named.
One of the violations occurred when a Georgia staff member provided the mother of a recruit a personalized video. The mother did not attend her son’s visit to Athens, thus providing her the video was a secondary violation.
Another violation occurred when an active Georgia player gave his shoes to a prospect during an unofficial visit. That, for some reason, is also a violation. If that recruit plays for Georgia in the future, he has to pay $110 for those shoes.
Smart’s program is unlikely to face any punishment for these minor violations.
You can read the full story from the Athens-Banner Herald here.