07.21.11

Complete Scouting Services – As An Auteur, Willie Lyles Is No Nick Zedd

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Willie Lyles’ Complete Scouting Services of Houston, TX came to public prominence last spring after it was revealed by Yahoo Sports that Temple, TX RB Lache Seastrunk’s commmitment to the University of Oregon just happened to coincide with a $25,000 payment from the Ducks to Lyles (above, middle).  If Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly wishes to argue said transaction was in exchange for video footage supplied by CSS, clips obtained by ESPN’s Kelly Naqi as part of the network’s public records request reveal that either Kelly is totally full of shit or Lyles really needs to update his player database.

Some of the clips did identify and show current junior college players who could be recruited, but some of the highlight packages appear to have been used without permission from online sports-video companies that assembled them, and at least four players’ clips can be found on public video sites such as YouTube.

Other video clips show two players who were already enrolled at other universities: Caleb Evans, a defensive end at Arkansas since fall 2009, and wide receiver Coleman Edmond, who played six games at Cal last season.

Video of offensive lineman Jordan Allred — who already had signed with Kansas State in April — also was supplied. Defensive end Joel Bonomolo, who committed to Auburn in July 2009 and didn’t play last season, was highlighted on another disc.

Lyles told Yahoo! Sports this month that Oregon coach Chip Kelly asked him to submit retroactive player profiles to Oregon in February, shortly before Yahoo! and ESPN broke the story about the payment made to Lyles. The NCAA is currently investigating Oregon.

One Response to “Complete Scouting Services – As An Auteur, Willie Lyles Is No Nick Zedd”

  1. jason says:

    Pretty misleading- this quotes from an article about the materials LSU received from Lyles, taken out of context to make it sound like it’s about oregon

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