The NCAA on Friday approved a number of pandemic-induced rules changes in regards to recruiting and staffing.

Most immediately, Division I football staffs can begin calling high school juniors or their family members beginning Feb. 1, which is this coming Monday.

In another major change, just as the 2020-21 season doesn’t count toward a players’ eligibility, neither does it count on graduate assistants’ eligibility clock. Provided they are in good academic standing, GAs are permitted to return for a fourth season. Because everyone wants to spend more time living that GA life.

Here is the full list of changes.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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