BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are less than two weeks away from wrapping up what is shaping up to be another highly ranked recruiting class.
This weekend, players from around the state and nation will return to Oxford on official visits. It will be the largest single weekend for the 2014 signing class and Freeze, as well as Ole Miss, appreciate the interest and support of the fans, but both want to remind supporters that recruiting needs to be done the right way, by the coaches who have built relationships with the players and families.
In advance of signing day, boosters are reminded not to contact or attempt to contact recruits via social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine.
Boosters should not contact recruits by phone, mail or in person during their visit to Oxford.
Benefits provided by Ole Miss or its boosters such as meals, transportation, apparel or special arrangements are considered recruiting inducements and can jeopardize a prospect’s eligibility.
The restrictions also apply to a prospect’s family members.
Individuals who think they are not a booster and the parameters do not apply, the NCAA considers someone a booster as soon as they insert themselves into the recruiting process involving a prospect.
Ole Miss urges anyone with questions to contact the compliance office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (662) 915-1594.
(January 23, 2014)