Georgia self-reports football recruiting violation from last year
On Thursday, it was revealed that Georgia committed a recruiting violation last year that led to restrictions being put in place.
Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reported that a Bulldogs coach “violated NCAA rules with an off-campus recruiting contact” on Jan. 30, 2020, as shown in Georgia’s last quarterly report for the year. The coach couldn’t recruit off campus for 30 days and couldn’t make any contact with that specific recruit for 30 days, per Weiszer.
Weiszer also reported that the Bulldogs reduced their contacts with the recruit by two and reduced the number of “permissible spring 2020 evaluation days by two.”
“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, according to Weiszer.
This was Georgia’s only recruiting violation reported during the first two quarters of the 2021 fiscal year (which ran from July-December 2020), per Weiszer.
The Bulldogs have fared well during the 2021 recruiting cycle regardless, as they’re currently ranked third in the 247Sports class rankings.