Texas Tech Committing NCAA Envelope Recruiting Violations
On Tuesday, we showed you Texas A&M violating NCAA bylaw 220.127.116.11 by adding sketches to the front of recruiting envelopes. Today we can report that it appears Texas Tech violated the same bylaw via envelopes that were sent to recruit Randy Anyanwu.
According to bylaw 18.104.22.168:
As specified below, an institution may provide the following printed materials [hard copy or electronically (see Bylaw 22.214.171.124)] to prospective student-athletes, their parents or legal guardians, their coaches or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a prospective student-athlete is involved: [D](Adopted: 4/28/05 effective 8/1/05, Revised: 4/15/08, 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10, 5/27/11)
(a) General Correspondence. General correspondence may be sent only by mail, subject to the following provisions: (Revised: 3/8/06, 5/25/06, 12/12/06, 1/8/07 effective 8/1/07, 4/15/08, 4/24/08 effective 8/1/08, 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10)
(5) An envelope used to send the correspondence may only include the institution’s name and logo or an athletics logo (in addition to the postage, return address and addressee information) on the outside, must be blank on the inside when produced and may not exceed 9 by 12 inches; and (Adopted: 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10)
As you can see above, it seems someone within the Texas Tech football administration office decided to get cute with “Go Tech” on Anyanwu’s envelope.
NCAA secondary violation.
Another violation from Tech. Notice how he likes getting “personalized” mail. V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N. You can’t tell a recruit that he’s #1.