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SEC rules LSU can't host recruits for relocated South Carolina game

LSU won't be able to host recruits for Saturday's relocated game against South Carolina

LSU won't be able to host recruits for Saturday's game against South Carolina.

The schools and conference announced Tuesday that the game would be moved to Baton Rouge because of severe flooding that has left South Carolina in a state of emergency. The SEC informed LSU later in the day they would not allow recruits to be invited to Tiger Stadium.

This is essentially a home game for the Gamecocks, despite the relocation.

“We’re not allowed to recruit," said LSU coach Les Miles. "We’re not allowed to have tickets for recruits. It’s basically a game in Tiger Stadium, that the away team’s hosting.”

LSU will be reimbursed for all costs to operate the game, but South Carolina will keep concession and ticket revenues.

That trickles down to the impact on recruiting.

For a normal home game, LSU invites a certain number of recruits to attend. Those prospects and their families often spend pregame in Tiger Stadium mingling with coaches and staff members, stand on the field while LSU goes through warmups and watch the action from the stands. 

That won't be the case Saturday, though.

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