Street Agent in Oregon Recruiting Story Deeply Involved with SEC West Teams
According to reports, the same promoter that Oregon paid in the Lache Seastrunk story, which is now breaking, delivered some other big-name recruits to some high-profile programs.
This same promoter delivered Patrick Peterson, R.J. Jackson, Brandon LaFell, Terrance Toliver and Trevon Randle to the LSU program. Reportedly LSU has paid for Will Lyles' services on several occasions.
Lyles also reportedly delivered Trent Richardson to Nick Saban’s Alabama program. This report is confusing, as Saban recently came out and criticized such promoters in 2010. It appears he was only opposed to them when other programs used them if these reports are true.
Other notable Lyles deliveries include Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight to Southern California. Both McKnight and Bush had problems with accepting extra benefits while in school there.
Now that the recruiting of Lache Seastrunk by Oregon has come into question, we can expect the hounds to start sniffing around these other programs that used this particular promoter (street agent) to attain the signed LOI from these high-profile recruits.
There is absolutely no evidence that Oregon or any of these programs did anything wrong in using these promoters. The NCAA has not even explained how these agents may be a problem nor if there are rules being violated by their use. What has become clear is that high-profile head coaches that spoke out against such agents this past year had no problems using them for their programs.
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