Here is the problem I have with them. The local "reporters" are, in a lot of cases as far as I can tell, also fans of the school in their area. But because they are "reporters" they have unlimited access to the athlete. They call and badger the kids. They try to recruit the kid to the school they represent in many cases. They also partake in negative recruiting against schools that are going after the kids they want to commit to their school. This is blatantly wrong and if you heard Hawk speak to the matter, way out of control. So what can be done? Can the NCAA restrict them or would this be considered a violation of free speech? I would like to see these "reporters" fall under the same rule as boosters. Or at least something similar. Maybe schools should be penalized if recruiting site reporters are found to be recruiting and not just asking for information. Whatever, something has to be done. The other thing I HATE is the signing day press conference on ESPN. This has also gotten out of control. I don't know what can be done about it, but I'm one that would like to see this practice restricted as much as possible.