From the Assoicated Press this morning:
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is investigating Tennessee’s football recruiting practices, including the use of hostesses to attract top players, The New York Times reported on its Web site Wednesday.
The NCAA has met with four prospects and is expected to talk to two more this week, The Times reported.
Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton told the newspaper an investigation was ongoing, but did not provide any details. Hamilton did not immediately return a message left on his cell phone by The Associated Press on Wednesday morning. A spokeswoman at the University of Tennessee also did not immediately return a message, and neither did the NCAA.
Marcus Lattimore, a high school running back, told The Times several hostesses came to a game in South Carolina and brought signs including one that read, “Come to Tennessee.”
The hostesses are considered representatives of the university and are not allowed to recruit players off campus. The visits could be considered violations of NCAA rules.