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Georgia self-reports another NCAA violation

Coaches and schools are always looking for an edge in recruiting, a way to push the envelope into that proverbial gray area without crossing the line.

It seems as if Georgia's Mark Richt crossed that line in the Bulldogs' recruitment of coveted tailback Isaiah Crowell.

One of the no-no's in recruiting is simulating any type of game-day experience when a prospect is on campus for a visit. Well, when Crowell made his visit, the the Bulldogs had their offensive starters (minus the tailback) line up to run a play. They were wearing their game jerseys.

When Crowell walked into the practice facility, they were all there waiting him. The only spot that was open was the tailback spot.

Not a bad ploy by the Bulldogs. The only problem was that it violated NCAA rules, and Georgia has self-reported it to the NCAA. Richt was admonished by the university and will not be allowed to call recruits or their families during the April evaluation period.

This violation, expected to be secondary in nature, comes on the heels of Georgia self-reporting four other violations involving the attendance of former players David Pollack and Randall Godfrey at signee Ray Drew's January news conference to announce that he was signing with the Bulldogs.