ESPN reports that USC tailback Dillon Baxter was illegally contacted by Washington, Oregon, Florida, Fresno State and Alabama, according to the school’s compliance office.
“In a letter written by USC director of compliance Matt Billings to Pac-10 Associate Commissioner for Governance and Enforcement Ron Barker, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Fresno State and Alabama allegedly contacted Baxter.
“The letter states in part: `I just met with [Baxter] and he told me that he received phone calls from five institutions [June 10th]. All of the institutions asked if he was interested in transferring from USC due to the NCAA decision. Would you please speak with these schools to remind them they cannot speak to this student athlete?’ ”
If true, this means that two of Lane Kiffin’s friends, Washington’s Steve Sarkisian and Fresno State’s Pat Hill, tried to steal his tailback.