The islands of Hawaii have proven to be a fertile recruiting ground for a lot of the Pac-12 and nationally, churning out players like Marcus Mariota, Tua Tagpvaola, Olin Kreutz, Dominic Raiola, and the list goes on and on.
However, NCAA rules are pretty clear about the recruitment of players being illegal once they sign their letter of intent with a school.
Well apparently that hasn’t happened for a handful of current players on the roster at Hawaii, as this tweet from head coach Nick Rolovich proves.
In his tweet calling Oregon State out onto the carpet, Rolo sarcastically apologizes that his players couldn’t come through on Oregon State’s invite to their spring game in Corvallis because they were playing in theirs at Hawaii on the same day…and Rolo gets a few more zingers in as well.
My apologies for our players not being able to attend your Spring game. Ours was the same day, bad timing. Quick question, in the 203 years of coaching, none of you realized you couldn’t actively recruit another school’s players? Sent to campus? #leakydam #sloppybeavers pic.twitter.com/2djcmgFbLH
— Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) May 4, 2018
In the pictures, you can see that the recruiting mailings from Oregon State were sent directly to the players at a University of Hawaii address that goes through the office of the registrar.
Here’s a closer look.
Oh yeah, and among the accounts that Rolo decided to tag in the tweet; the official twitter accounts for OSU Compliance, Pac-12 Compliance, the NCAA, as well as Barstool Sports which all make perfect sense considering the situation.
…and then wait, Lavar Ball??
That is peak Rolo right there folks.
Surely, someone at Oregon State will attempt to provide some type of explanation for this in the next few days, but regardless of what that happens to be, this isn’t a good look for the Beavers.