LSU punished for violation of recruiting rule
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football program will have its recruiting privileges revoked for the second time in four years.
The punishment from the Southeastern Conference comes after LSU continued to engage in unlimited contact with Matt Womack, a prospective early enrollee and offensive tackle from Mississippi, after he decided against signing with the Tigers last fall and instead went to Alabama.
The ruling from the league states that LSU can no longer sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements for the next two years. Also, the SEC plans to cut 21 of the LSU program's 210 evaluation days for high school and junior college prospects in 2015. Five of such recruits are in the class of 2015, including cornerback Kevin Toliver II.
Coach Les Miles had no comment on the conference's ruling yesterday, but it is likely LSU is considering an appeal.