USC May Have Committed An NCAA Violation While Recruiting Silas Redd

USC has been rumored to be one of the favorites to land possible Penn State transfer Silas Redd, but the Trojans may have committed a secondary violation while recruiting Redd.

The violation stems from comments USC quarterback Max Wittek made to the L.A. Times. Wittek has a relationship with Redd dating back to their Pop Warner Football days and while he is allowed to talk to Redd, he isn't allowed to comment on his recruitment publicly. Here were Wittek's comments:

"I told him I was sorry to hear about everything that came down and that it was obviously a difficult situation," Wittek told the paper. "But I tried to sell USC to him a little bit. I'd love to have him here.


"He said thanks for reaching out, that he was definitely interested and was just trying to take the right steps to decide what he was going to do."

USC sports media relations director Tim Tessalone was less than thrilled with the media outlets running the quotes.

"We are disappointed that any media outlet would ask a coach, student-athlete or staff member to comment about a prospect, and then use such a quote, when it is well known that NCAA rules preclude us from making such a comment,"

While the comments could result in a secondary violation, they are unlikely to draw any major punishment.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly. For more on Trojans football, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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