The University of Tennessee has once again earned the attention of the NCAA. This time street agent Willie Lyles implicated the Tennessee Volunteers through an assistant coach on the staff of Lane Kiffin.
Ahh, Lane Kiffin the gift that keeps on giving.
According to Yahoo Sports, “Lyles told Yahoo! Sports what he explained the NCAA: that Garza set up Seastrunk’s June 2009 unofficial visit through him, that Lyles paid $1,446.80 for the initial airline tickets for Lache and his mother to fly from Waco, Texas to Knoxville, Tenn., and that Garza later wired the money to Lyles.”
Of course, this begs the question about other visits taken by Seastrunk. Perhaps like a visit to Auburn for Big Cat Weekend?
Big Cat Weekend was filled with recruiting violations (See more here). However, this was how ESPN’s Tom Luginbill described the event: “This was the first of what Auburn hopes to develop into a spring tradition under Chizik. Top prospects like RBs Lache Seastrunk and Marcus Lattimore, LBs Khairi Fortt and Ladarious Owens and WR Trovon Reed and CB Ryan Ayers, among many others, is an indication that not only are the Tigers on the right track in terms of personnel, but their recruiting tactics seem to be resonating among prospective student athletes. If a prospect makes his way from Texas or Connecticut for an unofficial visit to Auburn or any other program on his own dime, that is obviously a positive for a program trying to reinvent itself.”
Did Lache Seastrunk make his way on his own dime?
I wonder if NCAA investigators asked that question?