Wash. recruiting gaffe could incur penalty for school

Andrew Cummins

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a football recruit, Desmond Trufant (brother of Seahawks’ corner Marcus Trufant for all you sports fans out there), was welcomed to the University of Washington’s stadium during his official visit with all the bells and whistles of game day: a run onto the field complete with smoke and noise.  

The touch was apparently enough to get Trufant to commit, but it was also a possible NCAA violation. 

"The rule at issue is Bylaw, which prohibits prospects from participating in any type ‘game-day simulations’ during a visit and prohibits the use of any ‘personalized recruiting aids," an associate athletic director in charge of compliance told the paper. 

While the school says if a violation occured it would only be classified as secondary, jokes about this are sure to make their way around the sports world over the next couple of days – especially amongst Washington State Cougar fans.