Willie Lyles' LSU Recruiting Video 'Would Be Of Little Use,' According To Report

According to a report from ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the scouting video obtained by LSU from Willie Lyles' scouting service was of poor quality and contained footage of players already playing Division I football. Lyles received $6,000 for what was ostensibly scouting information on prospective high school and junior college recruits, but may have instead been payment for steering athletes towards LSU.

The footage obtained by ESPN through a public-records request was reportedly sent to the school beginning in October 2010. On the tapes are footage of players dating back to 2007, and several clips that were already available on YouTube. Lyles reportedly ripped footage from paywall and password-protected recruiting sites such as Scout.com without permission. Also included were whole recordings of high school football games without any indication of which players were being targeted as recruits.

Lyle's relationship with LSU came under scrutiny from the NCAA after it was discovered that Oregon paid the Texas-based high school scout $25,000 for what may have been undue influence over players such as Lache SeastrunkLyles' turned in similarly shoddy recruiting information to Oregon, lacking any video footage and including reports on players that had already graduated high school. 

For more breaking news on the LSU scandal, be sure to stay tuned to the story stream here. For Tiger football news and analysis check out And The Valley Shook and Team Speed Kills.

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