Recruiters staying ahead of technology

“(Skyping) is kind of fudging the rules a little bit,” said Phillips, who once served as UK’s recruiting coordinator. “But, actually, there’s no rule. It’s not illegal. People are doing it until it catches on, then the NCAA will say, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s not right. It’s really like going into somebody’s home; it’s not really like a phone call.’ Now they’re about to outlaw that. We try to steer away from them. We do use Facebook, but we just try to do it the old-fashioned way. We want to be aggressive, but we want to play as close to the vest as possible as we’ve been.”

Regardless, the NCAA Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet is investigating, well, everything.

Facebook, Skype and any other newfangled way to do a spin move past a recruiting rule is fair game — you name it, it’s being looked at.

ESPN.com
7/2/10