Florida has been placed on one year of probation and coach Dan Mullen has been given a one-year show-cause order after the NCAA determined that the football program violated recruiting contact rules on two occasions in 2019.

Mullen was found to have failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance and will be banned from all off-campus recruiting activity during the fall 2020 evaluation period. He was also given a four-day off-campus recruiting ban during the fall 2021 contact period, and the university banned him from recruiting for the first 10 days of the January 2020 contact period.

At the heart of the infractions report are Mullen’s contacts with a Seattle-area recruit in January 2019. Mullen arranged for an impermissible off-campus recruiting contact when he messaged the recruit leading up to and on the day of Mullen’s visit to his high school. Mullen admitted to having a 15-minute meeting with the recruit’s head football coach while the recruit was in the room.

Florida ended its recruitment of the player in question and will not recruit any prospects at his high school through the 2020-21 academic year.

The university also self-reported a Level III violation when it had a series of unofficial visits at its football offices with seven nonscholastic football teams on March 28 and 29 of 2019. The teams were on their way to a tournament in Tampa and a total of 127 prospective recruits were given a tour of the facility, during which time an assistant coach had contact with several athletes and posed for a photo with at least one of the teams.