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Top Recruit Runs Afoul of Law, Will Colleges Care?

It will be interesting to see how colleges deal with their pursuit of hotshot guard John Wall after he was cited with breaking and entering last week. While breaking the law isn't necessarily what colleges want to see from potential students, the guess here is that some top 25 programs will "overlook" this part of Wall's game.

Wall's transgressions probably won't be as cost as this former North Carolina football recruit.

By Josh Barr  | May 4, 2009; 12:02 PM ET
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This all begins in high school. Star athletes frequently have discipline problems swept under the rug, and thus they begin to see themselves as "above the law." Is it any surprise that their behavior catches up with them in college or the pros? Let's don't even get into their grade cover-ups.

Posted by: nosurprise2me | May 4, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

This is bad on so many levels. Clearly colleges need to check these prospects a little closer.

Did his high school coaches mentor this kid at all?

Posted by: dkane3 | May 5, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

If they haven't already, I fully expect UCONN to get in the mix now.

Posted by: dominic10464 | May 5, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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