I heard Calipari on the radio a couple of days ago. He really is an engaging speaker and gives great interviews, no matter how crooked he may be. I thought that he made one really really good point....

The subject of agents came up, and specifically the idea that kids should be allowed access to agents at a much earlier point, even while in HS. His question related to that was.....”if that happens, so now I (and other coaches) have to start recruiting AGENTS? It’s hard enough just working with the kids and their parents. Now you want us to start having to deal with agents?”

This brings up the point that no matter how much the NCAA does, no matter how many rules they put into place, the MONEY that is involved with college athletics at the level of a UL, KY, Duke, NC, OSU, etc. is going to push certain people to find ways around those rules. Agents don’t get involved with HS kids, or even college kids, unless there is money to be made. And if there is enough money to be made, rules don’t matter, they will just work harder to find some way around those rules and to get to the money.