Yahoo! has raised questions about speaking engagements by coaches — among them Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlie Weis and Ohio State's Jim Tressel — at high school events that include fundraising.
Crewcut's appearance at Cincinnati's Elder High — home of Fighting Irish tight end recruit Kyle Rudolph — was among the speeches in question. Notre Dame officials insist that no violation was committed, but Yahoo! quotes Steve Morgan, who used to oversee rules enforcement for the NCAA, as questioning the practice.
Tressel is scheduled to speak at a March 5 event involving Cincinnati's La Salle High, whose standout receiver, DeVier Posey, signed earlier this month with the Buckeyes.
Ohio State said Tressel's participation in the event at La Salle is not a violation, but will review the coach's role at previous fundraisers for possible violations because money raised at those events may have benefited prospect student-athletes.