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NCAA investigating Baylor over recruiting violation

Baylor are facing investigation
Baylor are facing investigation.

The NCAA is looking into Baylor's recruitment policy reports revealed today.

According to Sports Illustrated, the governing body of college sport is investigating as to whether assistant coach Kendal Briles broke the rules by visiting hyped Class of 2015 recruit J.W. Ketchum at a time last fall when school's were not prohibited to contact recruits.

The young quarterback is expected to speak with NCAA officials in the coming weeks and the orgranization has already been in contact with his high school, Marshall High in Missouri City, Texas according to sources.

According to school officials, Briles visited the player last fall (outside of accepted contact periods) but at present the coach, who is in his sixth season with Baylor, is refusing to comment on the situation.

Should he be found guilty of violating the strict recruiting rules then he faces punishment which could include game suspension. 

Briles is the son of Baylor head coach Art Briles who could also face trouble because NCAA rules make head coaches accountable for the transgressions of assistants.

Ketchum is one of the most highly sought after QB's in the Class of 2015 and has received scholarship offers from LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas amongst others.

Last season he rushed for 1,172 yards and threw for 603, with a combined 24 touchdown total. 

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