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NCAA版 - breaking news: Documents: Oregon paid pair with ties to recruits
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H*****r
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this is the guy that nailed USC...go figure
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AtnBu32VfDJUWUk
The University of Oregon paid more than $28,000 to two men with ties to
multiple recruits who signed letters of intent with the school, Yahoo!
Sports has learned.
According to State of Oregon expenditure records, the university paid $25,
000 to Will Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston, and $3,745 to
Baron Flenory of New Level Athletics. Lyles is a former athletic trainer who
recently was serving as a mentor to highly touted Ducks running back
recruit Lache Seastrunk. Meanwhile, Flenory runs the Badger Sports Elite 7-
on-7 football camps which have featured several celebrated Ducks signees
including running back DeAnthony Thomas, defensive back Cliff Harris,
defensive back Dior Mathis and wideout Tacoi Sumler. Flenory had a personal
training relationship with recent Ducks signee Anthony Wallace.
If Lyles and Flenory aided in or were involved in any way in the recruitment
of student athletes to Oregon, they would be classified as boosters by the
NCAA, and any payment to them from the school would be considered a
violation of Bylaw 13. Bylaw 13 prohibits boosters from directing a recruit
to a school.
A message left on the cell phone of Oregon coach Chip Kelly was not
immediately returned, and there was no answer on a number listed for Lyles.
Flenory said the payment to him was for a recruiting service that his
company set up for Oregon. The package included names, birthdates and other
info on potential recruits. Flenory said the package to Oregon was the only
one ever sold by his company because “we stopped doing it because the NCAA
said recruiting services could no longer do camps on college campuses.
Because we were running camps, we decided that was a better business for us
than to sell the recruiting packages.”
Flenory said he didn’t have an invoice readily available for the service,
but that his company approached the school and offered the package. He said
the school instructed him how he could be paid for the recruiting package.
Flenory said he played no part in players either visiting or signing with
the University of Oregon, and didn’t understand why the NCAA would have a
problem with him.
“We stopped doing it when the NCAA made the rule,” Flenory said.
The payouts all took place within the last fiscal year and appeared in the
annual college budget expenditures for the university. According to records,
the monies were paid under the account for “Books, Publications and other
References.” The $25,000 check was made out to “Willie J. Lyles/dba [doing
business as] Complete Scouting”. The check to Flenory was made payable to
his company, New Level Athletics.
Lyles became a known quantity on the football scene as a personal trainer in
Houston while running a company called Speed Dynamics. The company held
conditioning camps for players on college campuses. The camps were typically
held in the summer and focused improving the speed and overall fitness of
players as they headed into the fall football season. Lyles has also been
affiliated with Complete Scouting Services, which claims to offer a national
high school scouting and video database nationwide.
Flenory received his college degree from the University of New Hampshire,
where he played under current Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Following his senior
season in 2005, Flenory remained close to football, joining Scout.com as the
company’s Midwest Scouting Director. In that position he made widespread
connections with high school coaches and was charged with evaluating
national prospects for the service. After leaving Scout.com, Flenory
established New Level, which runs 7-on-7 tournaments and camps for the
development of skill position players in the prep football ranks. Since the
establishment of New Level, the tournaments have come to field some of the
most coveted high school recruits in the country and include 32 traveling
teams nationally.
H*****r
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Sources: Man who helps Ducks probed
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NCAA officials are examining whether a Texas man helped steer high school football prospects to defending Pac-10 champion Oregon, and Ducks officials on Thursday told ESPN.com that the school paid the man $25,000 in the spring of 2010 for recruiting services.
Sources close to the inquiry told ESPN.com that NCAA officials are taking a closer look at Oregon's recruitment of running back Lache Seastrunk, a redshirt freshman from Temple, Texas, who was one of the country's most highly recruited prospects in 2010. Specifically, the NCAA is asking what role Texas-based trainer Willie Lyles played in Seastrunk's decision to attend Oregon, the sources said.

Kelly Most programs purchase recruiting services. Our compliance office is aware of it. Will has a recruiting service that met NCAA rules and we used him in 2010.
” -- Oregon coach Chip Kelly
Oregon athletics department spokesman Dave Williford confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday that Oregon paid Lyles $25,000 for his recruiting services. Oregon's payment to Lyles was made shortly after Seastrunk signed a national letter of intent in February 2010 to play football for the Ducks, choosing them over California, LSU and USC.
Williford supplied the information after ESPN.com requested a copy of the check under state open records laws. Williford said neither the NCAA nor Pac-10 had contacted Oregon about any possible violations.
"Most programs purchase recruiting services," Oregon coach Chip Kelly said Thursday. "Our compliance office is aware of it. Will has a recruiting service that met NCAA rules and we used him in 2010."
In the past, Lyles has aligned himself with recruiting services.
But a person who once worked with Lyles said the $25,000 payment exceeded the $16,500 Oregon paid the recruiting service for its work during the previous two years. The source said Lyles' affiliation with the recruiting service had been terminated prior to Lyles billing Oregon on his own.
A handful of FBS football coaches surveyed by ESPN.com on Thursday said recruiting services typically charge $5,000 or less per season for video footage and information about high school prospects.
The NCAA, sources said, also is examining Lyles' relationship with Ducks star tailback LaMichael James, who last season was a Heisman Trophy finalist and the country's leading rusher with 1,731 yards. James, a rising junior from Texarkana, Texas, helped lead the Ducks to a 12-1 record last season, including a 22-19 loss to Auburn in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game.
In December, Lyles was James' guest at the ESPNU Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lyles described himself as James' trainer and advisor.
Lyles, a Houston resident, has been tied to other high school players from Louisiana and Texas, who eventually signed with schools such as Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma State, Southern California and Texas A&M.
Lyles did not return several messages left on his cell phone by ESPN reporters.
The NCAA has been exploring the involvement of third-parties in the football recruiting process, specifically in regard to coaches and others who affiliate themselves with 7-on-7 camps and also people who work for recruiting services that charge programs, according to sources.
Former Temple (Texas) High School coach Bryce Monsen, who was fired after the 2010 season, said he and Seastrunk met Lyles during a summer camp at LSU in 2009. During Seastrunk's senior season, in which he ran for 1,174 yards with 15 touchdowns, Lyles attended several of Temple High's practices and games, according to Monsen.
"All of the sudden, I noticed Lyles was hanging around Temple, Texas, a lot," Monsen said.
Monsen said Evelyn Seastrunk, the player's mother, informed him that Lyles would coordinate Seastrunk's recruiting.
"I was told to stay away from Lache and his mother, as far as recruiting," Monsen said. "Lyles and Lache became good friends and Lache had a lot of trust in him."
Oregon has enjoyed recruiting success in Texas in recent years, signing high-profile players such as James, Seastrunk and starting quarterback Darron Thomas, a Houston native.
Bob Jones, who coached Thomas at Aldine High School in Houston, said he is familiar with Lyles. Jones said Thomas never developed a relationship with Lyles, though.
"[Lyles] seemed to be around the Houston area, but never around Darron," said Jones, who now coaches at Shepherd (Texas) High School. "I never understood what his mission was. I never understood why he was roaming around. I can't tell you what he's done, but it always looked a little different."
The NCAA, according to sources, is also examining Lyles' relationship with Sean Nelson of Thibodeaux, La., whose own relationship with top football prospects has been scrutinized by the NCAA. Last month, NCAA investigators interviewed former Thibodeaux High School coach Dennis Lorio about Auburn's recruitment of receiver Trovon Reed and offensive lineman Greg Robinson this year. Reed signed with Auburn last year; Robinson signed with the Tigers in February.
Robinson and his mother also were questioned by NCAA officials.
According to people with knowledge of Seastrunk's recruitment, Lyles and Nelson both accompanied the prospect on his visit to Texas in 2009. A source familiar with Seastrunk's recruitment said he made an official visit to Oregon but never made an unofficial visit.
Meanwhile, NCAA officials have also interviewed a Dallas man about his relationship with Kelly. Baron Flenory, co-founder of New Level Athletics and Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 camps, played college football at New Hampshire when Kelly coached there.
Flenory told ESPN that NCAA enforcement officials have attended his 7-on-7 camps this year and asked him about third-parties' roles in college football recruiting. One of Flenory's prized pupils, linebacker Anthony Wallace of Skyline High School in Dallas, signed with Oregon in February. Flenory denies steering Wallace or any other recruits to Oregon or any schools.
"People think I'm the boogeyman and another Sonny Vaccaro," Flenory said, referring to the sports marketing executive, who has worked with sneaker companies and basketball prospects. "But it's not like that. People have a perception about what Sonny has done. They think of negatives. But there are two sides to it. I do believe in the great side of what 7-on-7s can do for kids in recruiting and that's why we've been so transparent with the NCAA."
According to an Oregon state government expenditures database, Flenory also was paid $3,745 by the Ducks in 2010.
Oregon paid at least two other scouting services for their services: $8,000 to Gary Howard of Northern California Scouting and $1,995 to PrepTracker, LLC of Nashville, Tenn.
As part of a new initiative to clean up college football recruiting, the NCAA is examining the roles so-called street agents and summer camp organizers play in prospective student-athletes' college choices.
Rachel Newman-Baker, NCAA director of agent, gambling and amateurism activities, told ESPN.com on Thursday that the NCAA is exploring whether to establish a task force for college football, similar to one recently formed to better monitor college basketball recruiting.
"[Football] is very similar to non-scholastic basketball based on what we know," Newman-Baker said. "It seems to be a lot of the same issues with recruiting services, street agents and these non-scholastic teams traveling all over the country. It's eerily similar."
Newman-Baker said NCAA staff members have attended several 7-on-7 passing camps across the country during the last several weeks. NCAA investigators have also interviewed head coaches at FBS schools in an attempt to better understand the changing recruiting landscape.
One FBS coach told ESPN.com that "football is becoming AAU basketball."
Former Florida coach Urban Meyer, who now works as a college football analyst for ESPN, said street agents are becoming an increasing problem in the sport.
"It's certainly prevalent and it's certainly out there," Meyer said. "In some areas, it's really out there."
The NCAA's renewed efforts come about four months after it was revealed that Kenny Rogers, a former Mississippi State player, was involved in Heisman Trophy winner Cameron Newton's recruiting. The NCAA ruled that Cecil Newton, the player's father, was aware of Rogers' pay-for-play scheme to solicit $180,000 from Mississippi State boosters before his son signed with Auburn. The NCAA declared Newton ineligible for one day in November, before he was reinstated and led the Tigers to their first national championship in more than 50 years.
Earlier this week, NCAA president Mark Emmert told the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, La., that new NCAA rules are being developed to deal with "third parties." Emmert said the new rules would apply to parents, agents or anyone else trying to profit from a relationship with a student-athlete.
"How do we give them the information they need to make a thoughtful decision instead of listening to someone who's whispering in their ear who may not necessarily have their best interest at heart?" Emmert asked. "It's going to take us a while to get a clear set of proposals, but we've got a lot of people who are interested in it. Everybody understands that this is a serious problem in football and basketball."
The NCAA initiative to further examine football recruiting came at the request of new NCAA Vice President of Enforcement Julie Roe Lach, who was hired last fall. Five NCAA investigators from major enforcement and two members from the agents, gambling and amateurism staff will spend the next several months gathering information about football recruiting.
Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN. Mark Schlabach is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.

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【在 H*****r 的大作中提到】
: this is the guy that nailed USC...go figure
: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AtnBu32VfDJUWUk
: The University of Oregon paid more than $28,000 to two men with ties to
: multiple recruits who signed letters of intent with the school, Yahoo!
: Sports has learned.
: According to State of Oregon expenditure records, the university paid $25,
: 000 to Will Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston, and $3,745 to
: Baron Flenory of New Level Athletics. Lyles is a former athletic trainer who
: recently was serving as a mentor to highly touted Ducks running back
: recruit Lache Seastrunk. Meanwhile, Flenory runs the Badger Sports Elite 7-

b**j
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only 28k for so many recruits? that's too cheap

who

【在 H*****r 的大作中提到】
: this is the guy that nailed USC...go figure
: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AtnBu32VfDJUWUk
: The University of Oregon paid more than $28,000 to two men with ties to
: multiple recruits who signed letters of intent with the school, Yahoo!
: Sports has learned.
: According to State of Oregon expenditure records, the university paid $25,
: 000 to Will Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston, and $3,745 to
: Baron Flenory of New Level Athletics. Lyles is a former athletic trainer who
: recently was serving as a mentor to highly touted Ducks running back
: recruit Lache Seastrunk. Meanwhile, Flenory runs the Badger Sports Elite 7-

D***h
发帖数: 148
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Espn getting nastier every year

football prospects to defending Pac-10 champion Oregon, and Ducks officials
on Thursday told ESPN.com that the school paid the man $25,000 in the spring
of 2010 for recruiting services.
a closer look at Oregon's recruitment of running back Lache Seastrunk, a
redshirt freshman from Temple, Texas, who was one of the country's most
highly recruited prospects in 2010. Specifically, the NCAA is asking what
role Texas-based trainer Willie Lyles played in Seastrunk's decision to
attend Oregon, the sources said.
office is aware of it. Will has a recruiting service that met NCAA rules and
we used him in 2010.

【在 H*****r 的大作中提到】
: Sources: Man who helps Ducks probed
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: By Joe Schad and Mark Schlabach
: ESPN
: NCAA officials are examining whether a Texas man helped steer high school football prospects to defending Pac-10 champion Oregon, and Ducks officials on Thursday told ESPN.com that the school paid the man $25,000 in the spring of 2010 for recruiting services.
: Sources close to the inquiry told ESPN.com that NCAA officials are taking a closer look at Oregon's recruitment of running back Lache Seastrunk, a redshirt freshman from Temple, Texas, who was one of the country's most highly recruited prospects in 2010. Specifically, the NCAA is asking what role Texas-based trainer Willie Lyles played in Seastrunk's decision to attend Oregon, the sources said.
: “
: Kelly Most programs purchase recruiting services. Our compliance office is aware of it. Will has a recruiting service that met NCAA rules and we used him in 2010.

H*****r
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for one year...better deal that Newton's

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: only 28k for so many recruits? that's too cheap
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: who

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