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College Recruiting "Consultants" Question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pete Incaviglia, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Anyone out there in NCAA beats know enough about what does and doesn't violate recruiting rules?

    Mosre specifically, we all know high school players can't have agents, but what about "consultants" and "people who find the best educationl and athletic fit for your son or daughter."

    Obviously these people are paid, but is that a violation? Why or why not?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Like Charlie Batch and Terrelle Pryor? Good God, if that's not wrong on some level, I don't know what is.

    To answer the question, sorry, I have no idea. But I don't agree with the practice.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I understand how you could think Charlie Batch as a consultant is wrong, but the guy is dating Pryor's aunt.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is illegal. There are several companies, such one called Athletic IQ, that hold their own "combine" type things. Students pay them to participate and the company measures all their objective data and takes any DVDs or other such highlights the athlete can provide.

    They also work with colleges and find out what type of athletes the colleges need and try to match them up. For instance, the Michigan and Troy State football teams might both be looking for a cornerback. AIQ will go through its database and find, say, the guy who can run a 4.3 40 and point them toward UM, while the guy who runs a 4.6 will get pointed to Troy State.

    I imagine this falls into the "consulting" genre and it is apparently legal. I think because they are more of a "matchmaker" and work for both the athlete and school they get around illegal recruiting problems. They aren't technically recruiting, they're just putting athletes onto the radar of programs that might be interested.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A good rule of thumb to follow is this:

    Until proven otherwise, unless the person in question is a registered agent with the professional league the athlete aspires to, the consultant is nothing more than a two-bit money-sucking parasite out to make as much money as possible off of unsuspecting kid and his family.

    That should be your benchmark to measure from.
  6. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    If that's the case, then I can deal with that. It was just always so out-of-place to see him sitting right next to Terrelle at every press conference he called.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Even if they're registered, they're probably a parasite
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Good rule of thumb. Registered or parasite...
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