Kansas State University

K-State assistant football coach restricted for minor NCAA violation

Kansas State assistant football coach Michael Smith will be restricted from recruiting, the result of improper cell phone contact with recruits.

The calls are classified as a minor violation of NCAA rules, which K-State’s compliance office self-reported.

The Manhattan Mercury reported Friday that Smith will likely be unable to recruit off campus for about a month because of the violation. A K-State official said Smith’s exact restrictions are still being determined.

Smith is a former K-State player with 16 years of college coaching experience. He began as an assistant under Bill Snyder, and has served on his staff the past three seasons. He is regarded as one of the team’s top recruiters.