We are worried about high school coaches recruiting high school athletes, so we need legislation.
What is going to protect the kids from this predation?
IMG absolutely is an academy. In fact, "academy" is part of its formal name ("IMG Academy"). And arguably, in less than a decade, IMG has become the premier football academy in the country. Clearly there is a market out there for such an organization. But, let's be real about it. If IMG is going to market themselves as a sports academy (which they do) and aggressively pursue elite athletes to fill their rosters (which I believe they do), that's fine. But until the FHSAA develops a separate category of membership for sports academies, IMG really doesn't belong in the FHSAA. That doesn't mean that teams in Florida can't play them if they want to. They can. Just recognize that IMG is something different than all the other schools who are members of the FHSAA.