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Isn't this a recruiting violation?
Robert Nkemdiche's recruitng visit to LSU is off to an exciting start.
It depends how it happened. If it was coordinated in any way by the school, then yes. But if it was truly coincidental that he happened to show up, then there's nothing wrong with it.
How can you ever prove that? Didn't Iowa get a slap on the wrist for some basketball recruits meeting Ashton? Or something along those lines.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Yeah, this was my thinking
That's the thing - it's very difficult to prove.
Nothing will come of it. When Harrison Barnes was taking his OV to UNC, it corresponded with the weekend of an "alumni" game on campus, so Barnes got to meet Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, and others. Barnes wrote about it in an online diary he did, the NCAA knew about it, and the NCAA did nothing, even though it was clearly arranged by the school that he take his OV at a time when he could meet all those guys. This kind of thing happens all the time, and the NCAA punishes no one for it.
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Did Iowa get investigated when some recruites got their photo taken with Ashton Kutcher?
Iowa self-reported it, but nothing came of it.
This situation was exactly what came up in my mind when I read the topic title.
Apparently, not only did he meet them, but the story is that they, as a group, drove him around in a limo. That certainly sounds as if it was a little more than a simple chance encounter. I can't believe the NCAA let that go, but, then again, it is the Tar Heels (OK, that's a cheap shot, but perhaps I'm a little scorned that Roy Williams keeps raping the state of Iowa for our best talent).
That said, I don't know how in the world the NCAA could police these situations with any consistency.
You know I'm generally not one to defend the NCAA, but I think their stance in the Barnes example is at least somewhat arguable, while other situations (like the one in the original post here) can be a lot more suspicious. At least those NBA/ex-UNC players were on campus that weekend using the basketball facilities, so it's at least possible that it was more of a chance meeting. For example, especially at the bigger programs, a lot of alums that are currently in the NFL come back and train at their former school during the offseason. Recruits run into them all the time as they're touring the facility. On the other hand, chance meetings in public during an official visit raise more of a red flag, IMO.
Hadn't heard the part about the limo. That would definitely be a violation, no question about it.
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