Knoxville, (WVLT-TV), As the Vols were celebrating what Scout.com called the #10 signing class in the country, UT's recent past was rearing it's ugly head.
A Fan House report on Wednesday credited sources as saying the NCAA will cite Tennessee, Lane Kiffin and former UT assistant coach David Reaves for failure to monitor.
In his report Clay Travis writes, “In its investigation, the NCAA has determined that Reaves, then an assistant coach at Tennessee, made improper contact with recruits as well as providing written and oral instruction to the Vol hostesses about which top recruits to contact, how to contact them, and asked for updates on those conversations, which occurred either via Facebook, text message or phone call.
“The hostesses were also urged to inquire as to how official visits to other schools went and to make sure that recruits remained committed to the Vols. According to the NCAA these contacts were improper and amounted to a failure to monitor on the part of the football program.”
Kiffin is now the head coach at Southern Cal while Reaves is an assistant at New Mexico. Both coaches could face restrictions by the NCAA with regards to recruiting in the future.
The University of Tennessee is currently awaiting official word from the NCAA on alleged violations committed by it's football, basketball and baseball programs. Notification could come as early as this month.
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