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February 06, 2008

"Sought after" prep player: duped into paying for his recruitment. 6'5" 290lb offensive lineman Kevin Hart involves the police after giving an undisclosed amount of money to someone who helped to facilitate his recruitment to Cal over Oregon. Oregon denies interest as does Cal. Nearby Reno PD launches a full blown investigation just as Kevin Hart decides to come clean - he made it all up.

posted by geekyguy to football at 06:44 PM - 10 comments

Talk about a sad story for recruits everywhere. At first I was feeling somewhat sorry for this kid, that is until I read that he made the whole thing up. Besides, who in their right mind would "facilitate" this type of arrangement. If you don't meet the coaches, don't visit the campus, and don't talk to them in person, then it's obviously a fake.

posted by Mickster at 09:01 PM on February 06

WOW... I knew kids in high school who would b.s. about "oh, this school wants me, and that school wants me," but this is ... WOW. Talk about "you don't need to lie to kick it." This guy needs some friends.

posted by everett at 11:41 PM on February 06

This is a new twist on the college football recruiting topic, but the real problem is the process as a whole. The behavior that borders on harassment many teenagers (and their families) have to put up with from colleges/programs, while still attending high school, is ridiculous.

posted by dyams at 08:34 AM on February 07

What a joke this is. I agree with Mickster because I also felt somewhat sorry for this kid after hearing that he was duped but now......what a joke!!

posted by BornIcon at 10:08 AM on February 07

This kid is a very easy target but the whole story is just too sad, a step to slow, to eager to please, and now the subject of national ridicule this big dog is in need of some major help or he may be a news story of a differant sort.

posted by thatch at 12:49 PM on February 07

Man it fills me with pride when my town (Reno) is in the news lately. Levees breaking in Fernley, pretty young girls missing and assumed raped and/or murdered, people dying on the ski hills, and now this yahoo. I feel bad for him because I know he's just a sad, confused kid, but enough already! I would like to assert that Northern Nevada isn't just one travesty after another, regardless of the stories that make national headlines.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:40 PM on February 07

Lake Tahoe is beautiful. I hear there is great skiing there too.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:06 PM on February 07

Thanks for the support, YYM.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:28 PM on February 07

WOW... I knew kids in high school who would b.s. about "oh, this school wants me, and that school wants me," but this is ... WOW. Talk about "you don't need to lie to kick it." This guy needs some friends. As a person who was recruited in high school, I can tell you that this kid would have had at least 100-1000 letters from the school if they were even the least bit interested in him. I used to get 10-20 letters per week and even had my own mail box in the coaches office. I can't believe the school set up a news conference to announce his signing. The coach would have at least gotten a phone call for references before someone would sign the kid.

posted by docshredder at 07:46 PM on February 07

No problem tahoe. We were there over the summer and it was beautiful. The lake was incredible, definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:46 PM on February 07

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