Strange college football recruiting story


SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 16, 2007
Knoxville, TN
ESPN - Investigation looks into prep opting for school that didn't recruit - Insider

Well, today is national signing day, and a friend sent me this story. It's one of the strangest things I've ever read.

Students, television and newsprint reporters packed the gym at Fernley (Nev.) High School to hear offensive lineman Kevin Hart give a verbal commitment to play football at the University of California. He chose Cal over Oregon.
"They really sold me," Hart said, according to USA Today. "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."
The only problem … neither Cal nor Oregon recruited Hart.
Now, it's a "law enforcement investigation," said Fernley football coach Mark Hodges, according to the newspaper.


The Star Wars Collector Podcast
Supporting Founder
Jan 27, 2004
Wow that is strange, somebody impersonating the coach.

Paul Wozniak

SatelliteGuys Master
Oct 26, 2005
How did this kid get this past his parents and coach? Didn't anybody not notice the lack of California and Oregon recruiters around the house, phone, field? And what was this kid planning on doing when fall rolled along, and he and no football team?

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