NCAA investigating Auburn football on recruitment
Auburn, AL, United States (4E Sports) – The NCAA is investigating players being recruited by Auburn assistants Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper.
Taylor is the Tigers’ assistant head coach and wide receivers coach, while Luper coaches running backs and is the recruiting coordinator.
The website al.com reported Wednesday that at least one Auburn assistant coach and several players were interviewed by the NCAA this week as part of the investigation.
One of the players whose recruitment is being examined is running back Jovon Robinson.
Faculty members from Memphis high school and Wooddale high school, which Robinson both attended, admitted tampering his scholastic records.
The NCAA declared Robinson academically ineligible because of this.
Robinson, who was ranked the country’s No. 20 running back prospect by ESPN RecruitingNation, was enrolled in classes at Auburn this past summer, but withdrew from school and returned to his mother’s home in Memphis.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik said he would not talk about the reported investigations.