Notre Dame has denied a report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Irish filed a violation report with regard to the recruitment of Seantrel Henderson.
The Plain Dealer’s Doug Lesmerises’ story on Ohio State reporting four secondary violations in its recruitment of Henderson also included mention of Notre Dame.
“Current quarterback Terrelle Pryor sent a text message to Henderson telling him to attend Ohio State, as reported in a New York Times story. A Notre Dame player was reported to have done the same thing and Notre Dame filed a similar violation report.”
Notre Dame Director of Football Communications Brian Hardin said on Tuesday morning that Notre Dame had filed no such report.
The player in question is wide receiver Michael Floyd. Because Floyd and Henderson have a prior relationship as former high school teammates at Cretin-Derham Hall, Floyd’s message to Henderson was not a violation.
Not to mention the fact that Floyd’s text, as reported by the New York Times, was much different in nature than Pryor’s.
“Henderson said Floyd wrote to beware of “fake coaches out there” that “want you for the wrong reasons,” but he also encouraged him to “go where you want to go.” He said Pryor wrote that he should “come to Ohio State and help win games” and that he needed “more linemen.”
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