Arizona State University confirmed Monday morning that tight ends coach Adam Breneman has been placed on administrative leave over allegations of potential recruiting violations.
Breneman is the first staff member to be put on leave since the recruiting violations allegations came about last month. After serving as an offensive assistant in the 2020 season, Breneman was promoted to full-time staff as the tight ends coach. Breneman was a tight end at Penn State and the University of Massachusetts before retiring from football due to a knee injury.
On June 16, Arizona State officials confirmed that the NCAA was investigating alleged recruiting violations within the Sun Devil football program. Last March during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA held a “dead period,” where schools could not hold in-person recruiting activities and official and unofficial campus visits were suspended. The investigation allegedly reported that the university held in-person visits during the dead period.
Sun Devil Football head coach Herm Edwards is expected to be at the PAC-12 Media Day on Tuesday, July 27. Quarterback Jayden Daniels and defensive back Chase Lucas are also expected to appear at the event.
The 2021 Sun Devils season will begin September 2 in Tempe against Southern Utah.