Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Recruit That Never Was


If you haven't heard about the Kevin Hart story, then you've got to read this article. Hart is a rivals.com 2 star Offensive lineman from a small Nevada town that had never produced a Division 1 College Athlete. At a press conference last week, Hart announced that he was committing to the University of California over a number of other big schools including Oregon. Hart said that he had talked to Cal Coach Jeff Tedford many times and that he would accept their scholarship offer to play football for the Golden Bears. Only one problem, there was no scholarship offer...in fact, Hart never actually talked to Tedford. The High Schooler claims that he through a mysterious recruiter he was contacted by numerous school including Cal. Now it turns out this whole thing could be one of the biggest scams in Sports History. Read the article from the Reno-Gazette Journal to learn more.
Link
http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080206/PREPSPORTS/802060440/1018/SPORTS

UPDATE: Turns out that the kid is a lying bastard and this whole thing was blown out of proportion. Have fun working in a Nevada Gas Station next year buddy.


1 comment:

Young Por 'que said...

And in retrospect, it was all a big hoax. What a tool.

Oh, and don't capitalize "high schooler"... or "sports history" for that matter.