Wichita State has self-reported an NCAA violation stemming from the recruitment of Texas A&M transfer Peyton Allen, sources confirmed to NBCSports.com.
Allen announced his decision to transfer out of the Aggie program on July 14th. He arrived for an official visit at Wichita State on July 31st, which is the final day of the dead period for official visits. The program was allowed to pay for his flight and his hotel on that day, but they were not allowed to fund a campus visit or take the family out to dinner, which they did.
It was a Level 3 violation.
“Inadvertent and unintentional,” a source said.
CBSSports.com was the first to report the violation, noting that Wichita State’s self-sanctions include a reduction of two recruiting days and the loss of one of the program’s 12 allowed official visits. The NCAA has reportedly agreed with the sanctions.
Allen averaged 4.5 points as a freshman last season. He will sit out the 2015-16 season and have three years of eligibility remaining. An athletic, 6-foot-5 off-guard, Allen will help to replace senior all-american Ron Baker when Baker graduates after this season.