November 20th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A Florida Gulf Coast University volunteer club football coach has admitted to sending out more than 100 fake football scholarship offers to prospective student-athletes this recruiting cycle, the school announced on Wednesday. FGCU issued a statement saying, “Unfortunately, we have been notified that a non-employee, volunteer with the football sport club has extended “offers” to come to FGCU and play football to more than 100 individuals across the country. This has been done without FGCU’s knowledge or sanction… These 100-plus individuals may not realize the “offer” has nothing to do with our NCAA intercollegiate athletics program, or with the normal access that prospective students use to apply and gain admission to the University. Any offers to participate in any of FGCU’s Division I Athletics’ sports teams are made through official recruitment in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.” – Brad Crawford, 247 Sports, Read More

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