Report: LSU recruiting penalty has some top college football coaches wary about strict NCAA rule _lowres

Photo provided -- Offensive lineman Matt Womack, from Hernando, Miss., who attends Magnolia Heights private school in Senatobia, Miss., joins LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, left and coach Les Miles after commiting to play football for the Tigers.

Some of the nation’s top coaches apparently disagree on how future recruiting efforts may be affected by a recruiting violation and resulting penalty assessed against LSU earlier this year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked coaches about the case of Matt Womack, an offensive tackle from Mississippi, who signed a financial aid agreement with LSU in August intending to enroll at the school in January. Instead, Womack de-committed and signed a National Letter of Intent with Alabama in February.

Some coaches said that with due diligence, they’d have no hesitation entering such an agreement with a recruit. Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops went another direction: “Yeah, that’s going to be a big deterrent.”

LSU is banned from signing early enrollee recruits to financial aid agreements for the next two years, and the program will be stripped of 10 percent of its recruiting evaluation days in 2015.

See the AJC.com story here.