Pitt recently reported some minor football recruiting violations. The violations reportedly occurred when Pitt sent some text messages instead of email messages via phone:â†µ
It is a very gray area but here goes nothing - apparently a couple of assistant coaches mistakenly texted prospective recruits (which is against the rules) instead of sending an e-mail via the telephone (which is legal). There was also some letter sent to recruits which was sent on a letterhead that didn't meet the NCAA criteria for what is within the rules and what is not.â†µ
Pitt only received a warning and no disciplinary action.â†µ
If you go on to read Zeise's post, you see that we're talking about really minor stuff such as replying to a recruit who says he's arrived in the building for his visit. Still, rules are rules ... especially when it comes to the NCAA. And as silly as it sounds, things like these have to be reported and the NCAA needs to keep tabs on them. Otherwise schools would be repeatedly trying to find other 'exceptions' to the rule. Pitt just needs to make sure this doesn't happen again.