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Report: Georgia reports three minor recruiting violations

Georgia has reported three minor NCAA football recruiting violations, according to a report in the Athens Banner-Herald.

The three incidents preceded the April suspension and dismissal of two Georgia recruiting staffers. Georgia has not publicly provided reasons for the dismissal of Dacia King, who was listed as the Bulldogs’ recruiting program coordinator on the team’s website. Lukman Abdulai, who is director of on-campus recruiting, was placed on a 30-day suspension without pay.

The violations — according to a description provided by the school in an open records request — include support staff:

• Providing “sideline access to a visiting student-athlete” during the April 20 G-Day game.
• Providing a personalized video to a recruit’s mother who did not accompany her son on a March 8 visit. That is not allowed under NCAA rules.
• Allowing a student-worker to walk a recruit from a complimentary admission table to his seat and then sitting with the recruit in violation of permissible recruiting duties, also on March 8.

In each case Georgia took steps to limit further contact and educated staff.

Classified as Level III offenses, the instances are considered isolated or inadvertent.

The football program reported two similar violations last season.

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