- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
NCAA recruiting rules are some of the more scrutinized pieces of legislation, given the nature of the beast. The rules are complicated and, in many real-life scenarios, don't make a lot of sense to recruits. The rules are put forth to structure the recruiting process, but are they really making the process easier for coaches and recruits?
With recruiting happening faster and faster, some prospects said they believe a few rules need revamping. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52, the “bump” rule, for instance, states, "Off-campus recruiting contacts shall not be made with an individual (or his or her relatives or legal guardians) before July 1 following the completion of his or her junior year in high school."