Bama preps pass tough recruit rules
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama High School Athletic Association has toughened its rules against schools recruiting athletes.
The AHSAA’s Legislative Council on Tuesday approved two proposals which the organization says give it some of the toughest recruiting rules in the nation. They will go into effect for the upcoming school year.
One new rule requires a member school to be placed on restrictive probation for a year if the AHSAA determines it played an athlete who was ineligible due to a recruiting violation. That means it couldn’t play for a state championship in that sport.
The council also passed a proposal stating that a coach found to have been involved in illegally recruiting an athlete will be barred from coaching at an AHSAA school for one year.
Both proposals were submitted by Vestavia High School.
The state’s high school association also amended a rule on suspensions involving transfer students.
In a case that ended up in the Alabama Supreme Court, Clay-Chalkville’s football team was banned from participating in the state playoffs after the high school association ordered the school to forfeit nine wins for violating eligibility rules in using a transfer player. Published in The Messenger 4.19.12