The NCAA is set to announce major recruiting violations against Mississippi State on Friday, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler. The Committee on Infractions will announce the findings at 10 a.m. The fact that the COI is involved is indication that the infractions are considered "major," as opposed to "secondary."
The investigation likely stemmed from an incident involving defensive back Will Redmond, former wide receiver head coach Angelo Mirando and booster Robert Denton Herring. Last September, Byron De'Vinner, a 7-on-7 coach in Memphis, went on radio and said that he saw Herring give Redmond a handshake that included $200. Moreover, De'Vinner alleged that Mirando had full knowledge of the transaction.
Mirando resigned abruptly last summer, likely due to the NCAA investigation into what Mississippi State then called a "recruiting irregularity." According to Feldman, the program is bracing for a loss of scholarships. The school also plans to self impose penalties, but won't go so far as to ban the team from participating in the postseason.