A high school lineman from Nevada committed to California because, “Coach Tedford and I talked a lot, and the fact that the head coach did most of the recruiting of me kind of gave me that real personal experience,” Hart said in meeting with the media that attended the announcement ceremony.”
The problem? Neither Cal nor any other program offered the lineman, according ot the Reno Gazette-Journal.
A law enforcement investigation is underway, as are a host of other investigations apparently including the NCAA: “The NCAA is involved because Cal and Oregon are involved,” said NIAA executive director Eddie Bonine, who has been kept abreast of the situation by Lyon County School District Assistant Superintendent Teri White. “It could be that someone was impersonating those schools.”
Why would anyone impersonate the schools? Could it be some type of cruel joke? Or worse?