Georgia has self-reported itself for an impermissible phone call to a prospective student-athlete, in a story originally reported by DawgNation in March.
“An assistant football coach informed a non-coaching staff member that he had spoken to a high school coach regarding the academic standing of a (prospective student-athlete) and the high school coach would be calling for additional details. The staff member missed several calls from the high school coach and returned the high school coach’s call to discuss the (prospective student-athlete) initial eligibility standing.”
Georgia agreed to provide “rules education to the staff regarding permissible telephone calls,” according to the report. The staff member in question (again not identified) was prohibited from receiving calls from that recruit or anyone affiliated with him for 30 days. The entire coaching staff was prohibited from contact the recruit “using any means” over the next seven days.