Violation leaves WSU short on recruitment

Wichita State gained an offseason transfer commitment for the men’s basketball team, but at the cost of a Level III recruiting violation.

The university self-reported the violation to the NCAA. The violation will withhold two days of recruiting this season along with a loss of one of the team’s twelve official visits.

Peyton Allen, the late-arriving transfer guard out of Texas A&M left the Aggies on July 14 and visited the Shockers on July 31.     The visit came during the last day of a dead period of recruiting. An Athletic Department official confirmed the news of this violation. Level III violations are viewed as isolated violations and will only affect recruiting in a minimal degree.

The NCAA allows teams to pay airfare for the player and family during the last day of the dead period, which Wichita State did. The NCAA does not permit  hosting on a campus visit, nor does it permit any meals to be paid for on behalf of the program before the dead period ends.

Peyton Allen, who will sit out this season as a redshirt, is anticipated to fill in the loss of senior Ron Baker next season. Allen was originally recruited by Wichita State out of high school. The 6-5 shooting guard averaged 4.9 points for the Aggies in his freshman season.