OT: Craziest offers to recruits --ESPN video

Submitted by Gobgoblue on January 22nd, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Plucked up the courage enough to take a stab at my first post.

ESPN shot a quick video of the craziest offers coaches and fans have made to potential recruits.  From Ty Isaac being offered a car, to a child asking a Florida recruit to commit, and not surprisingly a recruit being accompanied by identical twins all night.  

Here is the link:   http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8867174


Interesting to note the schools & conferences many of these kids are into as they heard these offers. 


I will try to embed in the comments, but I am assuming I will need help.


Thanks for reading.  Hope my first post wasn't a bore!  Open to suggestions.  

EDIT:  Well, mods, feel free to take this down.  Looks like ESPN has since removed the video.  So much for a first impression on my part. 

EDIT EDIT: Whirlwind of a first post, but turns out MgoUser TRUBLUMICH has saved the day!  I'll upvote him all day. 



January 22nd, 2013 at 1:53 PM ^

If the NCAA gave a damn, they'd offer monetary rewards for whistle blowers.

What? I can get a car, chicks, and $50,000 if I keep my mouth shut OR I get nothing, WIlly Wonka style, if I blow the whistle? Hmmmm.  What ever will I choose?

Without subpoena power, paying informants will be the only way.


January 22nd, 2013 at 5:27 PM ^

So how are so many schools still able to commit recruiting violations with no consequences? I am not naive enought to believe that all schools would be caught, but it doesn't seem like there is a disincentive for a school or its boosters to offer something impermissible.