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Sport Over 100 recruits received 'offers' to play football at FGCU, which doesn't have an NCAA team

02:00  21 november  2019
02:00  21 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Florida Golf Coast University clarifies 'offers' given to high school football players

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Someone associated with Florida Gulf Coast University ’s club football team sent “ offers ” to over 100 players nationwide to come play football for the school, without the school’s knowledge. FGCU , which hosts 15 Division I sports, does not have an NCAA football team . But recruits may have

If you got an offer to play football at Florida Gulf Coast University , I have some bad news for you: the school does not have an NCAA football team . Without the university's knowledge, a person at the school sent what what are being called " offers " to over 100 players across the nation to come play

Someone associated with Florida Gulf Coast University’s club football team sent “offers” to over 100 players to come play football for the school, without the school’s knowledge.

a red and yellow ball: FGCU's club football team sent offers to over 100 players, without the school's knowlegde. (Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. FGCU's club football team sent offers to over 100 players, without the school's knowlegde. (Getty Images)

FGCU, which hosts 15 Division I sports, does not have an NCAA football team. But recruits may have thought they were receiving official offers from a varsity squad. In reality, they were receiving letters from a student-run club.

The school released a statement to clear things up.

“Unfortunately, we have been notified that a non-employee, volunteer with the football sport club has extended ‘offers’ to come to FGCU and play football to more than 100 individuals across the country,” the statement said. “This has been done without FGCU’s knowledge or sanction, and has caused a great deal of confusion to not only the individuals receiving the ‘offers,’ but to others reading accounts on social media.”

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The NCAA recruiting rules are designed to limit the amount of communication elite athletes receive from coaches and give student-athletes time to make an informed decision about where they want to go to college. Meaning, you can have an official visit at up to five schools, with one official visit at each.

For NCAA Football 14 on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled " Recruiting Just by having these guys on your board WITHOUT offering them any points can get you ahead very Going from 25 percent to 100 percent is a big time and point saver. If you don' t , you're going to spend

A number of young football players tweeted to announced they had received offers, many tagging the program’s listed head coach, Kevin Van Duser.

It’s unclear exactly what the players had been told regarding their football prospects at FGCU, but they were definitely not being granted admission.

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