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GHSA making several rules changes

April 1, 2003

(Atlanta-AP) -- The Georgia High School Association has approved new rules to crack down on recruiting athletes and has tweaked its classification system.

The group's executive committee yesterday approved a rule forcing some transfer athletes to prove they weren't influenced to change schools.

The GHSA also passed a new reclassification plan that will place 15 percent of the state's schools in Class AAAAA, the largest classification.

Under the system, an additional one percent will be added to Classes AAAA, AAA and AA.

Two percent will be added to Class A.

The plan's intended to offset enrollment disparity among the state's largest schools.

It's also expected to make football in Class A more competitive.