- Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:58
- Author: Greg Poole
It is clear that holding football camps for high school kids is a great recruiting tool. However, NCAA rules prohibit Georgia, for example, from holding a camp at “out-of-state location that sits more than 50 miles from campus.“
Oklahoma State must recruit in Texas to compete with rivals Oklahoma and Texas. OSU came up with a clever way to get around the NCAA rule.
Essentially Oklahoma State farms out satellite football camps in Texas to a Division III school. According to the NCAA’s definition of an “institutional camp or clinic”, these are not OSU’s camps despite their name and trademarks plastered all over the place:
An institution’s sports camp or instructional clinic shall be any camp or clinic that is owned or operated by a member institution or an employee of the member institution’s athletics department, either on or off its campus, and in which prospective student-athletes participate.
Because the camps are owned by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and OSU’s coaches are simply employed by the camp, this is allowed.