Texas A&M football has been found to have violated NCAA recruiting and "countable athletically related activity rules,"the NCAA announced on Thursday.According to an NCAA release, the violations occurred between January 2018 and February 2019, according to an agreement released by the Division I Committee on Infractions.
According to the release, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher simply referenced to as the "head football coach" in the release from the NCAA -- was found to have violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules." Per the release, Texas A&M, Fisher and NCAA enforcement staff "agreed that the head coach and an assistant coach had impermissible recruiting contact with a prospect at his high school," with the conversation occurring before the completion of the prospect’s junior year in high school. Former Aggies assistant Jay Graham the referenced assistant, per a release from Texas A&M.
It was also found that Texas A&M, during permissible weeks of spring and summer activity, "unintentionally caused student-athletes to exceed activity time limits by approximately seven hours." Fisher was deemed to have "failed to monitor his staff" due to the players in the program exceeding the number of countable athletically related activity hours, per the release.