I have only perused a little bit of these.
I am not seeing much that blows the world up except for this...
Lets just say that that is one hell of a lot of phone calls to Texas, to the owner of a scouting service whose only supposed relationship was to provide information on some prospective recruits.
Most of the "information" on the recruits that Oregon received (about 95 out of 150 or so) was from the state of Texas...so much for that national package.
You'll understand if I make the parallel in which the NCAA nailed USC for the Orange Bowl because they determined that the amount of phone calls between LaMar Griffin and Lloyd Lake in December 2004 had to be linked to something. Oregon is going to have a hard time explaining all those calls going that far back.
The Register Guard has the full list of documents released so far.
Make no mistake, Oregon is definitely under investigation it just isn't official yet...
Its going to be interesting to see where this goes...
A national recruiting package purchased by Oregon in February 2010 that included the player profiles for 140 players with the heading “Player Profile 2011” is made up of virtually all 2009 high school graduates.
Further, although the service was billed as a “national package,” the vast majority of the players are from Texas. Forty of those profiled are from Houston. Of the five from outside Texas, two were from South Carolina, and one each from California, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
UO purchased the package from Willie J. Lyles' Houston-based Complete Scouting Services for $25,000.
Amid the documents released by Oregon related to the football scouting services inquiry were 140 recruiting profiles of high school players under the heading “2010 National High School Evaluation Booklet. Above each individual profile, however, reads “Player Profile 2011.” The related invoice cites the "2011 National Package."
Just wondering...how much more would it cost for up to date info?
Yeap, this is on the up and up...