Tweets come back to haunt. NJ.com : Don Bosco’s Yuri Wright, a possible Rutgers recruit, expelled for graphic tweets bit.ly/zRS57y
— Nicholas Huba(@nicholashuba) January 20, 2012
By now, most Irish fans that follow recruiting, already know about the Yuri Wright situation. If you just scanned the message boards, you would think that we were on the verge of a civil war between the fanbase. Everyone has an opinion on what Brian Kelly and Notre Dame should do about Wright and his recruitment.
I am no different. If you have been reading this blog long enough, then you already know what I’m thinking… You take him. I have no idea what Kelly will do, but I can tell you how I would handle it, if it were my call.
You tell Yuri that the scholarship offer is still on the table provided that he accepts the following steps:
- Issue a public apology.
- Take a redshirt freshman year.
- Maintain a good academic profile.
- No social media for 2 years.
- No code of conduct violations or problems with the law for 2 years.
- Talks to a counselor once a week for 2 years and follows their guidelines as well
That’s pretty much it. It is a lot of rules for a young man that probably isn’t used to rules, but if he commits to Notre Dame- he will have to commit to that as well.
Notre Dame is one of those programs that boasts about producing great young men of character. The dirty secret is that a lot of those guys were that way before they ever stepped on campus. Where is the want to help kids with a bit of trouble and get them to change their life? That’s something you can really boast about.