The small-town football player involved in the most bizarre recruiting story, well, ever, answered the phone on the third ring. “I’m not going to make any comment on it,” said Kevin Hart, his voice subdued, almost sad. I don’t mean to be impolite. I’m just going to hang up the phone.”
Mr. Kevin Hart’s Educated Story
Thursday was not a good day for Hart. How could it be? The sheriff’s department wanted to talk to him again. But Wednesday was worst for the young man…this is when he confessed to the police, to his family, his friends, his teachers, his coaches, his teammates, his classmates, and anyone else in a small Nevada town who thought Hart was going to be the first Vaqueros player to receive a Division I football scholarship.
In case you are not sure of the story I will get you up to speed…about a week ago this 6 foot 5 inch 290 pound high school football player sat in front of TV cameras and a packed high school gym with two college hats, one the Oregon Ducks and the other the Cal Bears. These two schools were the two that he would be choosing from, after a pause he grabbed the Cal hat and put it on. Then he went on to say that “they really won me over.” He went on to say that Coach Tedford, who is the coach of the Bears, did most of the recruiting himself and really gave him a personal experience. But the catch about that is that Coach Tedford had know idea who this young man was. There was no scholarship offer. Not from Cal. Not from Oregon. Not from anywhere. Hart made it up. He made everything up.
This all started about six months ago when Hart realized that he would most likely not going to play D-1 football. But this story got excitement not only from Hart but people in his community. And then one thing led to another and we found out it was all a lie. I bet that this poor kid will now have to go for some sort counseling or something along those lines. He desperately wanted to play football for a big program but now he will not be doing that anywhere. I will give this young man some credit for actually manning up and taking the blame. He said Wednesday that all he wanted to do was play D-1 football. I hope this kid now will get the help he needs, but now that I think about it, it is pretty bad ass that he fooled an entire community and some actual recruiting scouts. Good luck to this kid I hope he gets better.