Tiger-Approved Recruiting Policy

The University of Tennessee would send “hostesses” to high school games

The New York Times reported on its Web site Wednesday the NCAA is probing the use of hostesses by Tennessee to attract top players. The NCAA has met with four prospects and is expected to talk to two more this week.

…Marcus Lattimore, a high school running back, told The Times several hostesses traveled almost 200 miles to watch three Tennessee recruits play at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. They brought signs including one that read, “Come to Tennessee.”

Lattimore had made an unofficial visit but was not interested in committing to Tennessee. But two of his teammates, Brandon Willis and Corey Miller, have committed verbally to Tennessee. Lattimore called the hostesses pretty and real cool.

“I haven’t seen no other schools do that,” Lattimore told The Times. “It’s crazy.”

Ah, the purity of NCAA football is such a blessed respite from this corrupt world, isn’t it? A veritable island of probity in these troubled times.

I’m thinking I picked the wrong sport in high school; we never had any of this sort of attention at my cross country meets…

6 Responses to “Tiger-Approved Recruiting Policy”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    So high school football players need to be shown how to fasten their seatbelts and find an exit when the plane crashes?

    Oh. Wrong hostesses. Must be talking about the lap dance species.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    “Thank heaven for little girls!”

  3. JeffS says:

    Are the people who recruit these “hostesses” known as pimps? Or am I just being naive?

  4. Yojimbo says:

    I haven’t seen no other schools do that,..”

    Glad to see that SCHOLAR-athlete program is in “burst mode” at James F. Byrnes High School. Wonder what perks were available at Stanford for Tiger?

  5. Yojimbo says:

    I take that back as I’m sure he did nothing but hit the books at Stanford. Judging by his fairway accuracy on the tour he didn’t engage in a great deal of driver practice while at Stanford.

  6. Mockingbird says:

    All is fair in SEC recruiting.

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