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OT: An Experiment in Modern Recruiting News


#1

This is surprisingly unsurprising. But awesome, nonetheless (although I wouldn’t be thrilled if I was the recruit that had his commitment fabricated).

http://summerhoopscoop.blogspot.com/2011/06/experiment-in-modern-recruiting-news.html


#2

This happened several years ago with a fake football player down south. An OL in LA? Given the reactionary nature of the business, it’s no surprise at all.


#3

That is pretty hilarious


#4

I like how he signed the story…

Yours truly,
Troll


#5

There was also a kid (in Nevada?) who held a televised press conference to announce his decision as to which major college he was choosing to play football at…

…problem was, none of the schools had recruited him, nor ever even heard of him.

College “recruit’s” lie a tale gone horribly wrong


#6
[quote="timauman, post:2, topic:2505"]This happened several years ago with a fake football player down south. An OL in LA? Given the reactionary nature of the business, it's no surprise at all.[/quote]

There was also a kid (in Nevada?) who held a televised press conference to announce his decision as to which major college he was choosing to play football at…

…problem was, none of the schools had recruited him, nor ever even heard of him.

College “recruit’s” lie a tale gone horribly wrong


Wow. A pipe-dream gone horribly wrong.

#7

I think Tom Lemming of football recruiting infamy many years back put out his Top 100 list and at number 85 or so listed a completely ficticous player. He then went on in the article to talk about his this player that didn’t exist was rising up the board faster than anyone and how great he was. He then sat back and watched this player show up on everybody else’s board’s and article including first hand observations. It wasn’t until weeks later where he called it out and embarrassed those who had fell for the trick.


#8

One of the best trolls I’ve seen.


#9

Can’t hold Ben Dover’s jock strap! :wink:


#10

Here’s another bizarre story: http://smartfootball.com/grab-bag/are-recruiting-hoaxes-the-new-new-thing

And here is an article on the Tom Lemming hoax: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-02-02/sports/9001100108_1_copying-recruiting-race-publications (BTW, PSU football fans will recognize a name in this article)


#11

[quote=“tundra, post:9, topic:2505”]Can’t hold Ben Dover’s jock strap! :wink: [/quote]Pleased to meet you Doctor Dover.