Monday, May 24, 2010
Gophers suspend recruiting aide 2 weeks
By ESPN.com staff
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.