The NCAA has approved an initiative that allows schools to hire their own recruiting staff, an unprecedented move in the sport.
Arkansas announced Tuesday that it will begin recruiting the next class of 2016 in a manner similar to what the SEC allows, according to ESPN.
Arkansas has hired four different recruiting staffs this year.
This is the first time the NCAA has granted an exemption for the hiring of staffs from the Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac-12.
The SEC has not allowed any of its member schools to recruit, and the Pac-10 has not.
Arkansas’ new program, the Arkansas Razorbacks, has been operating under the name of Arkansas State University.
This is a new and unusual opportunity for a university that has not been involved in recruiting since the start of the Big 10 Conference era.
The decision to have its own staff, which includes two-year coaches, came after the school found itself in a legal dispute over a recruitment agreement between Arkansas and a recruit, according a school statement.
The program agreed to pay $200,000 to a recruit who agreed to leave Arkansas for the better part of two years.
In the last three years, the school has had to deal with recruiting from multiple schools that are in different conferences and from a few recruits who left Arkansas to join the Big Ten.
The school said it has been working with both sides to find a solution, and this decision is the result of a “tremendous amount of time and effort.”
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity,” Arkansas athletics director Matt Lubick said in a statement.
“As we move forward, we will continue to focus on recruiting our state-of-the-art football program and our players, our facilities, and our students.
We look forward to continuing our work on our campus and with our recruits and fans.”
The NCAA is the federal agency that oversees college sports.
The NCAA said it will make decisions on whether the program will have the ability to hire its own recruiting personnel after the end of the current school year.
The SEC has a program similar to the Big East, which allows for the use of its own assistants.
The Big Ten has a similar policy to the Pac 10, which does not allow the use to its staffs of those recruited by its teams.
The Pac-8 does not have a similar program, but it does allow the NCAA to approve and approve.
The Big Ten had a similar situation with its recruiting staff in the wake of the departure of former head coach Tom Izzo and the hiring by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Kill to be its interim coach.
Kill, a former Penn Staters assistant, left the Big Five for the Big Eight.
The Pac-9 has a policy similar to that of the SEC, which has allowed its teams to recruit their own staffs in the past.
The ACC allows its teams the use in its program of recruiters recruited by the programs in the ACC.
The Mountain West has a separate policy that allows for a team to recruit its own recruits.