The greatest trick the recruiting service devil ever played…

… was convincing the world that this kid existed.

My two cents:  one, jeez, that’s beyond embarrassing and, two, I’m surprised it hadn’t happened before.  And to think people shell out money for that.  Well done, Rivals.

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15 responses to “The greatest trick the recruiting service devil ever played…

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    It actually did happen before. Steve Patterson at ugasports.com back in the late 90’s strongly suspected the rival site was copying their recruiting info, so he invented Montego Powers, a freak 4-5 star athlete from a small, rural south Georgia HS. Sure enough, the rival (scout?) quickly listed him on their site as a 5 star recruit.

    Even better, coaches started writing letters to the HS listed. Lou Holtz even said he was impressed by his film and wanted him to visit. Oh, there was another fake recruit from Miss, also back in the 90’s under similar circumstances, and coaches even visited the school to recruit him, only to be turned away by the amused HC.

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  2. UGA’13

    Well done, mischievous high school kids.

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  3. Russ

    Sid Finch nods in appreciation.

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  4. Plainfield Teachers College says “HI”

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  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    This made me think of a Lewis Grizzard column that had capsule reviews of fake prospects, including one nicknamed Scoot. “If want to get the Scoot, you gotta bring some loot” – or something like that.

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  6. Just goes to show ya can’t believe every thing you read on the internet, conversation in the ladies restroom, what your waitress says…but brutha, what i see on GTP, gotta be the gospel…..

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  7. Olde Dawg 78

    Nothing new here. Just journalism majors doing what journalism majors do best. Copy each other without checking the facts. I.E. fake news.

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