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IHSAA Changing Rules on Recruiting

1/28/2013

The IHSAA has changed a bylaw dealing with recruiting middle school students.

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IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox says the association has received many reports of people trying to influence students and parents to attend certain schools. Cox says they've been told that operators of non-school sponsored athletic facilities are conducting clinics and leagues for middle schoolers and then trying to incluence them to attend a school where they're coaching.

Cox says students should be choosing their schools based on their academic program. A student caught would be ineligible to play for a year from their date of enrollment. Cox says the person trying to recruit the student, or influence the parents, cannot be punished by the ISHAA.

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