Cruel recruiting joke that crosses the line of being criminal

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    Cruel recruiting joke that crosses the line of being criminal

    When offensive lineman Kevin Hart of Fernley, Nev., announced his commitment to California last Friday, he did so in front of a packed school gymnasium. Two local TV stations showed up to film the event as he prepared to become the first Fernley athlete to receive a full scholarship to a Division I school directly out of high school.

    "They really sold me," Hart said. "Coach [Jeff] Tedford and I talked a lot, and the fact that the head coach did most of the recruiting of me kind of gave me the real personal experience.

    But it appears that Hart was the victim of a prank. Somebody, it appears, has been impersonating Tedford. There never was a scholarship offer let alone any official contact from the Golden Bears.


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    Very cruel and downright disgusting.

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    What a story. I hope the young man can meet the person responsible for this face to face, and work it out that way. :fight:

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    Wow. I'm curious to see if the other schools listed were actually recruiting him as well. If he was duped, as they suspect, I really feel for this young man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnthr4life View Post
    Wow. I'm curious to see if the other schools listed were actually recruiting him as well. If he was duped, as they suspect, I really feel for this young man.
    Oregon was another so-called finalist for Hart, and somebody appears to have been impersonating an Oregon representative as well. An official from Oregon confirmed Hart was not being recruited. The validity of Hart's other finalists Nevada, Illinois and Oklahoma State remain in question

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Oregon was another so-called finalist for Hart, and somebody appears to have been impersonating an Oregon representative as well. An official from Oregon confirmed Hart was not being recruited. The validity of Hart's other finalists Nevada, Illinois and Oklahoma State remain in question

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    Very cold. Is the guy capable of getting a scholarship ANYWHERE. Is this a case in which the guy was a waterboy/manager or was he REALLY good as a player? I don't mean that to sound cold but is the Oregon scholarship thing something that ACTUALLY could be realistic for the kid.

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    The cruel part isn't the joke, it's when the NCAA makes him sit out a year if he does try to play somewhere else...

    Seriously, one of the cruelest things ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Oregon was another so-called finalist for Hart, and somebody appears to have been impersonating an Oregon representative as well. An official from Oregon confirmed Hart was not being recruited. The validity of Hart's other finalists Nevada, Illinois and Oklahoma State remain in question

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    I knew about Oregon. I was referring to the other 3 listed in the article. I'd like to hear what they have to say about it.

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    It's cruel, but like has already been said what's up with his high school coach. Heck EJ had at least three of the UK coaches make in school visits during his recruitment. Seems strange no one ever saw this guy in person.

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    thats so sad.....

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    6'5" 290....looked solid in the photo.....offer him up Coach K, it's just one scholly, and it could be very worth it, in the long run.

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    He definately looks the part, thats for sure, I'm sure some school will come in and offer this kid, based off this story alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockPride View Post
    6'5" 290....looked solid in the photo.....offer him up Coach K, it's just one scholly, and it could be very worth it, in the long run.
    Agree. That would be a great move by Tedford, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigman View Post
    It's cruel, but like has already been said what's up with his high school coach. Heck EJ had at least three of the UK coaches make in school visits during his recruitment. Seems strange no one ever saw this guy in person.
    I was thinking the same thing. How could you get that far in the recruiting process and never visit the campus, never meet someone face to face, or never email the head coach or call his number at the campus to realize he was not a recruit? Very odd.

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