A hot topic as of late in the NCAA recruiting and eligibility world is how to deal with third-party liaisons capitalizing off prized recruits. With last year's highly publicized investigation into Cam Newton and the recruitment stipend he was suggested to receive, the NCAA (in cooperation with several coaching associations) has continuously discussed possible ways to deter students and families from falling victim to these illegal activities.
Video conferencing technologies have begun to be used in Texas to educate interested family members and students. In an attempt to reduce infractions, the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA), in partnership with the Recruiting Education Foundation Inc., have agreed to provide webinars to the public in hopes of educating Texan athletes and their families on proper ways to handle the recruiting process, the Houston Chronicle reports.
On a national level, the NCAA has also begun to provide such services to student athletes across the country. Located directly on the NCAA site are 12 webinars broken up into easy-to-navigate categories, which can be used as a reference point for all members seeking to learn more about the recruiting process.