The NCAA is launching a wide-ranging investigation of Lane Kiffin's staff's recruiting practices at Tennessee. The focus? Hostesses:
Interviews with multiple recruits and their family members revealed that the N.C.A.A. has strong interest in Tennessee’s use of recruiting hostesses, students who are part of a formal group at the university that hosts all manner of prospective students at campus visits, including athletes. It is not clear whether the university sent the hostesses to visit the football players.
In one case, hostesses traveled nearly 200 miles to attend a high school game in South Carolina in which at least three Tennessee recruits were playing.
This is, ahem, a suggestive story, to say the least. Many of the players involved, coincidentally, are SC targets, including Marcus Lattimore.
This one's developing. Stay tuned