Sarkisian needs to review the recruiting rule book

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

It appears that new Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has committed another secondary recruiting violation, according to the Seattle Times.

According to the story:

A visit by Sarkisian and [defensive coordinator Nick] Holt with quarterback/defensive end James Boyd of Jordan High was detailed in a story in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times. The story noted that the visit occurred with a reporter from the L.A. Times present. Also present were two other Jordan High players, including receiver Delvon Purvis, who is also being recruited by the Huskies.

That would be in apparent violation of NCAA bylaw 13.10.1 forbidding the presence of media during recruiting contact. The bylaw states that "a member institution shall not permit a media entity to be present during any recruiting contact made by an institution's coaching staff member."

This is the L.A. Times story in question.

This would be decidedly minor if not for the fact that Washington already has self-reported another secondary violation from Sarkisian, when recruits were allowed to run out of the Husky Stadium tunnel through artificial fog with the game-day siren roaring (it's against NCAA recruiting rules to simulate a game-day experience).

Of course, Washington isn't the only school to get caught doing that this recruiting season.

Where did Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin learn their tricks?

Don't count on the NCAA hammering anyone for such minor faux pas, but Sark may want to put the NCAA recruiting rule book on his nightstand -- just to brush up.