When it comes to the NCAA and recruiting there is a whole book on rules and violations. Searching the web the other day i stumbled upon this little excerpt describing how coachs are inviolation of the recruiting process if they send a recruit a picture of anything, for instance the facility, the campus, or anything to do with the college/university. Looking at it in a quick glance i was assuming that ment that we were unable to recieve photos, which are quite common now, but the post lays out the quidelines when it comes to this. In one instance the blog had a Q and A and one of the questions stated how to go about this…
“Question:May a coach take a photo and use software (e.g., Instagram, Photoshop, Camera Awesome, Camera+,) to enhance the content of the photo (e.g., changed color of photo to sepia tones or add content to the photograph), and send it to a prospective student-athlete as an attachment it to an email or direct social media message?
Answer: No, a photograph that has been altered or staged for a recruiting purpose cannot be sent to a prospective student-athlete”
The photos can not be altered in any way for the purpose of accuiring that student athlete to join your team. Coming from a small D3 school I wouldnt picture a coach altering a photo just to get my attention or pursuade me more to go to that school, i feel at the lower lever the coach would be more straight forward with you and about the facilities and campus as my coach was, but in the D1 and D2 levels when it comes down to the best players in the nation and schools competing against their rivials for the same recruit to help them win a national championship it does come to my attention that some recruiters will do anything possible to get those athletes there.