After putting together a superb 2019 recruiting class, the Georgia football program raised some eyebrows by dismissing or otherwise ending their relationship with several members of the recruiting staff. Based on the latest reports, various NCAA recruiting violations may have been a factor.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the Georgia football program has reported three NCAA secondary recruiting violations. Per the report, the incidents occurred over several months in the spring and were followed by two recruiting office staffers leaving.
Two violations occurred on March 8, one for letting a student-worker talk to a recruit away from the admission table, and another when a coaching staff member sent a video to a recruit’s mother who did not visit the campus with her child. Both are violations of NCAA rules.
Georgia reports three NCAA secondary recruiting violations in football https://t.co/Y0elYKzksB
— OnlineAthens (@onlineathens) July 11, 2019
A third violation took place on April 29, when a staff member committed an entertainment violation by providing a recruit with unauthorized sideline access.
Per the report, the three violations all constitute lesser Level III violations, all of which are considered “isolated or inadvertent.”
Though it’s unknown who any of the staffers involved in the incidents were, on-campus recruiting director Lukman Abdulai and recruiting relations coordinator Dacia King have both since left the program.
Regardless, the Bulldogs are considered strong contenders for both the SEC title and the College Football Playoff. So it should come as no surprise that they’re taking even the most minor of infractions very seriously.