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New rule's impact likely not severe

Recruiters praise SEC's reduction of number of players schools can sign to 28

Updated: June 2, 2009, 1:12 PM ET
By JC Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

The new rule that limits the number of players a program can sign in a given recruiting cycle to 28 was met with much fanfare, but it will likely have a limited impact on recruiting and several Southeastern Conference recruiters are in favor of it.

The measure was passed unanimously Friday at the conference's annual spring meetings in Destin, Fla.

In the past, while schools could bring in at most 25 players, they often signed more, including players who wouldn't qualify academically, ...

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