Meyer Not in the Clear Just Yet
While Florida Coach Urban Meyer thinks he's out of the woods, there are reports that things might not be so rosy in Gainesville regarding the recruitment of juco WR Carl Moore. A Sacromento Bee story last month noted that Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow spoke to Moore immediately after winning the award, when Meyer called Moore and handed the phone to Tebow, an apparent NCAA violation. This comes on the heels of reports that Meyer helped secure a gymnastics scholarship at Florida for Moore's girlfriend.
No question that college coaches push the limits when it comes to recruiting. I'm dating myself a little here, but does anybody else remember Billy Donovan showing up in Raleigh just so he could wave across the street to Shavlik Randolph? Or Matt Doherty getting Michael Jordan to wear a "Shav Country" t-shirt?
Will it ever change? Probably not until those in charge - university presidents - draw the line and say it's ridiculous for their charges to pursue players this way. Of course, since those coaches are often the highest-paid employees in their respective states, don't look for this to happen anytime soon.
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