I didn't see this in any diaries prior to this, so I apologize if it's already out there. ESPN's Pat Forde writes (a few days back) about how crazy it is that coaches are recruiting 14-year-olds but additionally that Timmeh may not have even cradle-robbed properly. I know that BH offered Taylor King early, and I even understand the need to pursue potential talent early simply because it is so competitive and your job depends on it. But Timmeh finds a way to put his own stamp of desperation on it.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
After playing well throughout the camp, Boatright met with USC head coach Tim Floyd on the final night of camp. Ryan said the meeting took place at the hotel where the campers stayed, the Radisson, across the street from the USC campus. McAllister said the meeting occurred in Floyd's office.
The discrepancy potentially could be significant, since coaches are not allowed to have in-person contact recruits off-campus prior to their senior year of high school. There is some question whether the Radisson -- which serves as a dorm for some USC students and was the player housing for the elite camp -- is considered part of campus. The USC compliance office had no comment on the issue this week. Sports information director Tim Tessalone said the recruitment of Boatright is being reviewed, but there is no evidence of wrongdoing.
The 14-year old just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. Just wait until the USC compliance office has a chance to sit down with him and coach him on how to answer the media. That's the pre-requisite course for Srta. Ross's Spanish class, right?
I doubt anything will come of this from USC's compliance office or the NCAA, but if they were smart, they'd hang USC's basketball squad out to dry to deflect attention from PomPom and give the perception that they care. I know Timmeh is "closing the gap", but everyone outside of South Central knows they don't hold a candle to Wooden Jr. across the city.