SI.com asks the musical question, “How will the NCAA’s investigation into Ole Miss affect the Rebels’ recruiting?”. Rather than just answer with a simple “bigly”, I think instead I’ll refer you to what the author proposes as a light at the end of the tunnel for the program’s message to recruits:
For now, coaches from other programs can continue to use the looming threat of a crushing blow from the NCAA to persuade prospects that they shouldn’t seriously consider Ole Miss. The Rebels can try to counter that strategy by claiming that they at least have a vague timeline for the end of the case and that they’re on the road to putting this whole thing behind them.
“Son, never mind what that prick says. Rest assured, before you leave school, Ole Miss will be eligible to play in Shreveport again.” Yeah, that’ll work.