Ocean State University football coaches will be hosting several prospects on official visits over the next few weeks. Is it permissible for the GA coaches to attend meals with prospects during theses visits?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 12/20/12- Graduate Assistant Coach Receiving a Meal with Prospective Student-Athletes on Official Visits- states that a graduate assistant coach and an undergraduate student assistant coach may receive a meal with a prospective student-athlete during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit, within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s campus.
[References: NCAA Bylaws 11.01.3 (coach, graduate assistant — bowl subdivision football and women’s rowing); 11.01.4 (coach, undergraduate student assistant); 22.214.171.124 (general restrictions – staff members and governing board); 126.96.36.199 (student host); 188.8.131.52.1 (multiple hosts); 184.108.40.206 (meals on official visit); and an official interpretation (10/14/1998), Item No. 35), which has been archived]