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Monday, May 24, 2010
Gophers suspend recruiting aide 2 weeks

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Recruiting has been the calling card for Tim Brewster and his Minnesota staff since their arrival in January 2007.

It seems like the staff took things a little too far when trying to lure heralded in-state prospect Seantrel Henderson this winter.

Colleague Joe Schad reports that Minnesota has suspended recruiting coordinator Dan Berezowitz after self-reporting a secondary violation relating to Henderson's recruitment. According to a letter written by athletic director Joel Maturi obtained by ESPN, Henderson watched a personalized video and was shown a PowerPoint presentation during an unofficial visit in January.

The football program must get pre-approval from the school for recruiting activities during the next year. Both Berezowitz and Brewster received letters of admonishment and have met with compliance officials at the school.

Not a huge deal here, especially since Henderson didn't even end up at Minnesota (he eventually signed with USC). But this is something Minnesota doesn't want to repeat.