NCAA: Florida Gators face 1 year probation due to recruiting violations – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(WSVN) – The Florida Gators football program is now on a one-year probation.

According to the NCAA, head coach Dan Mullen has been given a one-year penalty for violations of recruiting rules.

The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon.

NCAA officials said Mullen and an assistant coach had in-person contact with a prospect at their high school.

According to the report, the coaches expressed interest in the player and Mullen had sent text messages to the student-athlete about the visit.

This violates the rule that off-campus recruiting isn’t allowed until high school players have reached their junior seasons.

Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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