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    Default For those of you that would like suggest potential recruits to the football staff

    Many of you know may know about this already but for those that don't, I found this interesting piece of information regarding the suggestion of potential recruits. Although we as fans who "represent UTSA's athletics interests" (which many of can be categorized as such) can't, and should not, contact potential student-athletes about playing for UTSA, we are allowed however to contact the coaching staff with suggestions of potential recruits.

    From the "UTSA Athletics Compliance Office - Prospective Student-Athletes" page on goutsa.com:

    "Only coaches and athletics department staff may be involved in the recruiting process. Athletics representatives are prohibited from contacting a prospective student-athlete or members of his/her family by telephone, letter, e-mail, or in person for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at The University of Texas at San Antonio. This prohibition remains in effect even after the prospect signs a National Letter of Intent (scholarship offer). You can do your part by forwarding names of any potential recruits to the UTSA coaching staffs. More information concerning recruiting and initial eligibility can be found online at ncaa.org."

    http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.db...B_OEM_ID=13100

    So for those of you that have names of prospects in mind that you'd like to see UTSA possibly recruit, go ahead and contact Coker and his staff. Throughout the year I see a lot of names thrown out here and on other sites of guys you would like to see UTSA go after and it's a real possibility that they could if we let the staff know about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac78251 View Post
    or members of his/her family by telephone, letter, e-mail, or in person for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
    This seems a little ridiculous. How can you not encourage a member of your own family to play for the Roadrunners? For example, I have a nephew who will be playing college ball somewhere. Why would it be against the rules to encourage that kid to lean toward your Alma Mater? Makes no sense. This flies in the face of schools who have to compete against the P5 conference schools who generally get their pick of the litter. The only way we can sometimes compete would be to have a family influence. I want my nephew to play ball where his whole family can watch him play. His grandmother certainly isn't going to travel to Tuscaloosa. Too far........unless they have a casino. But that's different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac78251 View Post
    Many of you know may know about this already but for those that don't, I found this interesting piece of information regarding the suggestion of potential recruits. Although we as fans who "represent UTSA's athletics interests" (which many of can be categorized as such) can't, and should not, contact potential student-athletes about playing for UTSA, we are allowed however to contact the coaching staff with suggestions of potential recruits.

    From the "UTSA Athletics Compliance Office - Prospective Student-Athletes" page on goutsa.com:

    "Only coaches and athletics department staff may be involved in the recruiting process. Athletics representatives are prohibited from contacting a prospective student-athlete or members of his/her family by telephone, letter, e-mail, or in person for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at The University of Texas at San Antonio. This prohibition remains in effect even after the prospect signs a National Letter of Intent (scholarship offer). You can do your part by forwarding names of any potential recruits to the UTSA coaching staffs. More information concerning recruiting and initial eligibility can be found online at ncaa.org."

    http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.db...B_OEM_ID=13100

    So for those of you that have names of prospects in mind that you'd like to see UTSA possibly recruit, go ahead and contact Coker and his staff. Throughout the year I see a lot of names thrown out here and on other sites of guys you would like to see UTSA go after and it's a real possibility that they could if we let the staff know about them.
    I'm not 100% positive on this, but as best as I can determine, an 'Athletics Representative' is a member of a school's faculty. If so, none of this applies to the general public. I seriously doubt that an organization can empower itself to the extent that it could prohibit the general public from encouraging a prospective athlete from attending a particular school.


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    in this context (recruiting), an "athletics representative" is any booster, fan, etc. See page 6 of Oregon's compliance ppt at the link below. This definition is how it was explained to me in the first year of our program.

    http://www.goducks.com/fls/500/pages...?DB_OEM_ID=500

    "Faculty Athletics Representatives" represent the faculty's opinions to the Athletic Dept. UAB's FAR was fairly vocal about his disappointment over not being consulted at all during the process that ended their football program.

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    I suggest we get Aaron Rogers. That guy is pretty good. Marshawn Lynch would work. I can build a time machine and we can go get Gayle Sayers (pre leg injury). We can also make a stop and pick up Dick "Night Train" Lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    in this context (recruiting), an "athletics representative" is any booster, fan, etc. See page 6 of Oregon's compliance ppt at the link below. This definition is how it was explained to me in the first year of our program.

    http://www.goducks.com/fls/500/pages...?DB_OEM_ID=500

    "Faculty Athletics Representatives" represent the faculty's opinions to the Athletic Dept. UAB's FAR was fairly vocal about his disappointment over not being consulted at all during the process that ended their football program.
    Well, if this is the case, then I'm glad I did a weak disclaimer in my opening statement. That being said, I presume any high school coach would be prohibited from encouraging a student-athlete to attend a particular school. Somehow, I can't see this being feasible. Would it not also prohibit a player committed to a particular school from encouraging another player on his team to attend the same school? I just don't get it. Maybe I'm missing something. It won't be the first time!

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    If you donate to the RAF you should have at some point received a brochure explaining the rules. If not, donate to the RAF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRunner View Post
    If you donate to the RAF you should have at some point received a brochure explaining the rules. If not, donate to the RAF.
    I've brought myself up-to-date on who or what an Athletics representative is. As I read it, any person is considered an Athletics Representative if he or she is KNOWN BY THE UNIVERSITY or should be known by the university to have participated in the promotion of the athletic department in any number of ways. This includes season ticket holders, since there is a financial contribution to the university athletic fund taken from the cost of our tickets. I've highlighted the (Known by the university) since the university would have no knowledge of a person such as a neighbor or an uncle or aunt of a prospective student athlete encouraging the athlete to attend a certain university. Beyond all this, I was questioning the enforcement of the rule, in the post to which you replied, and not the rule itself.

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