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Longhorns are latest to install 'no-visit' policy for recruits

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04:18 PM ET 02.13 | The Texas Longhorns have become the latest BCS program to install a "no-visit" plan to high school recruits that have committed to the university. The Longhorns join Georgia Tech, Michigan and Oregon as the programs to come public with the policy. Texas and the others do not shy away from telling recruits up front that once they commit, they are not allowed to go on visits with other programs. If the players choose to do so, then the university will also continue to look around for players and will not stay committed to recruiting the athlete. The policy may be used in hopes that the teams can secure top recruiting classes early in the process, but some high schoolers are viewing the policy as a negative.

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February 13, 2013  09:38 PM ET

This fear of commitment is tarnishing the purity of the college football experience.

February 13, 2013  10:15 PM ET

This is a change ... back to the old policy at TX. It has been cussed/discussed at length on Longhorn message boards for the past week. I'm already tired of it.

February 14, 2013  02:22 AM ET
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This fear of commitment is tarnishing the purity of the college football experience.

agree....but there must have been some previous issues with this, to make them so paranoid....thinking last minute bales.

February 14, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

agree....but there must have been some previous issues with this, to make them so paranoid....thinking last minute bales.

It should be called the AShawn rule. 5* that committed for a year, that repeatedly said he was just visiting other schools for the trip, and decommits 3 days before NSD with no time to pursue a replacement.

Good or bad, its to let recruits know once they go visiting that means their backup will be recruited hard.

February 14, 2013  01:20 PM ET

So does this also mean that these schools who are putting in this "no visit" policy will also not go after another school's committed recruit and try to make this committed recruit change his mind and decide to go to this "no visit" policy school?
Not going to hold my breath for their answer to that. Of course these "no visit" policy schools will continue to go after any recruit that fits their need even if that recruit is committed to another school.
Welcome to the real world of sports young recruit.

 
February 14, 2013  01:49 PM ET

Frack 'em.

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