Back in late June, we told you about an NCAA proposal that could mean the end of early verbal commitments.
The proposal, which would ban Division I recruits from verbally committing to a college prior to July 1 before their senior year, picked up support earlier this year after a 13-year-old middle-school student verbally committed to play football at USC.
College coaches would also have to obtain a recruit’s grades over five semesters or seven quarters to make sure he or she is on course to be eligible.
Here’s a quick update on where the proposal stands right now.
Presidents from all 31 Division I conferences are expected to vote on the proposal in January 2011, with a two-thirds majority necessary for the measure to be enacted immediately. A simple majority will table the resolution for further discussion in April 2011. Votes from colleges that offer Division I-A football as well as other sports will be weighted more heavily than the votes of colleges that don’t.
Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts on the proposal and how it will impact players and college programs.
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