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Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:01 am

The NCAA is looking into whether Baylor assistant football coach Kendal Briles committed a violation by visiting highly touted 2015 recruit J.W. Ketchum during a non-contact period last fall, according to SportsIllustrated.com.

The magazine reported that NCAA investigators have been in touch with officials at Ketchum’s school, Marshall High School in Missouri City, about the alleged visit. Investigators are expected to talk with the junior dual-threat quarterback in the upcoming weeks.

Baylor coach Art Briles told the Tribune-Herald Tuesday that there is “no substance” to any alleged violations involving his son, Kendal Briles.

“To our knowledge, no investigation is warranted,” Briles said, via text message.

The 6-1, 190-pound Ketchum is ranked among the state’s top prospects for 2015. Last season, the quarterback rushed for 1,172 yards and passed for 603 yards, with a combined 24 touchdowns.

Kendal Briles is in his sixth season as a Baylor assistant, and is the receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator.

The NCAA does not comment on current or potential investigations.

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