Thursday, April 17, 2008

Recruit Gets It All in Writing

This will keep them honest. Tate Forcier, a hotshot prep quarterback from San Diego's Scripps Ranch High, has scholarship offers from 30 teams.

And to prove it, he has started posting the letters on the Internet, Andy Staples of reports.

Thus far, 21 letters have been posted and all but one — from first-year Washington State coach Paul Wulff — contain a legal disclaimer in case another player commits first.

Writes Staples: "Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, who has had some recent experience with attorneys, must have had a real legal eagle help him with his letter, which contains the slickest — and one of the most accurate — disclaimers of the 21.

" 'This letter remains viable until such time as NCAA Rule 15.5.5 regarding squad limits [85 total] would appear to be compromised. Therefore, as a necessary consequence, grants may only be awarded on availability.' "

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but there was more than one offer that wasn't not just "subject to availability". Penn State's, for instance?

Extra points for personal handwritten notes (except the Baylor coach, kind of illegible...)