(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.
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