Did Alabama owe recruits full disclosure on NCAA’s textbook investigation?

Some good news for Alabama: Silence is not an NCAA violation.
Take the communication between member institutions and prospective student-athletes.

The rules tell schools when they can talk to recruits, not what they’re obligated to say to them.
So Alabama officials crossed a different kind of line on the long road to their latest sit-down with the NCAA’s Supreme Court.
They kept their recruits in the dark.
They let young men make the most important decision of their young lives without sharing a rather important piece of information with them.