While rumors have swirled that Colorado may have done something illegal in securing Darrell Scott, it appears two schools did commit infractions in pursuit of the hotshot running back.
Student-athletes from Texas (quarterback Colt McCoy, pictured with this post) and USC (quarterback Mark Sanchez) sent text messages to Scott early last week.
How do we know this happened? They were part of Thayer Evans' article last week in the New York Times. Evans was embedded with Scott leading to Wednesday's signing day.
Unless there is something we've missed in NCAA recruiting regulations, student-athletes shall not participate in telephone calls to prospective student-athletes. A text message is considered a telephone call.
We're not alone in this opinion. Neill Woelk of the Boulder Daily Camera, writing on the Scott mess, had this passage:
"And, since we're speaking of NCAA violations, the text message sent from UT quarterback Colt McCoy to Scott — witnessed by a New York Times reporter — is at least on the surface a minor violation."