Adding up to the eventful offseason the Ohio State University Athletics has had, the university announced that the department has self-imposed 22 NCAA violations between May 2017-2019.
Most notably, 16 of them have came from the football team.
As reported from 24/7 Sports, the recent violation was reported after Buckeyes new head football coach Ryan Day and his staff were advised not to speak with 2020 recruits over the phone for a near three week period.
That was one listed violation that was obtained through public records through the Eleven Warriors website.
Down below are the full list of violations that were self-reported by the Ohio State Athletics program altogether.
Ohio State reportedly committed 16 NCAA football violations stemming from May 1st, 2017 through May 22nd, 2019.— CFB Home (@CFBHome) July 24, 2019
The violations “spanned from serious to absurd.” The Buckeyes will receive a scholarship reduction at the next available opportunity. pic.twitter.com/NvB8THm9H2
With the violations in a scale between ‘serious and absurd,’ the NCAA has determined the school exceeded their scholarship limit and have reduced their total for this season.
Ohio State also agreed to halt the recruitment of former five-star recruit Micah Parsons, who went on to sign with Penn State University. That violation came when Parsons visited the College Gameday and chatted with ESPN personalities on the set.
Another notable violation came when assistant coach Larry Johnson had an impermissible text conversation between him and a 2021 prospect. Johnson mistakenly thought the prospect was part of the 2020 class.
Former coach Urban Meyer was also ordered not to speak to recruits between December 20th-26th, but he announced his retirement and gave control of the team to Day at that time.