NCAA kills the "Tiger Prowl", but recruiting arms-race not over
In yet another offseason move to control the recruiting arms-race, the NCAA has banned the "Tiger Prowl", as utilized very effectively by Auburn.
Under the new rules, teams are only allowed to have two coaches visit a prospect's school on a recruiting day.
Auburn gained national recruiting buzz when the "Tiger Prowl" first rolled onto the scene. Instead of sending just a couple of coaches to schools, seven members of the Tigers coaching staff all jumped into a stretch limo and made the rounds from school-to-school.
The high-roller approach didn't go over with other coaches or the NCAA, who specifically mentioned the visits in the statement accompanying the rule.Although during an evaluation period no in-person, off-campus recruiting contact may occur with a prospective student-athlete,...