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Monday, April 23, 2018

Wes Welker likely commits recruiting violation trying to get Nick Kurtz to attend Texas Tech

Wes-Welker-Texas-TechWes Welker is one of the best wide receivers and special teamers to ever play at Texas Tech. He had over 250 receptions and 3,000 yards during his four-year career at the school. Welker also returned eight punts for touchdowns, which is tied for an NCAA record. Now, he has decided to try to help his alma mater with recruiting.

The thing is, Welker’s not allowed to do that. Former athletes are considered representatives of college athletic programs and are not allowed to communicate with recruits. That makes the following exchange that Welker had with community college wide receiver Nick Kurtz illegal.

Had he left it there, Welker may not have had a problem. His ice-breaker was subtle enough, but the Broncos receiver went into full-blown recruiting mode after that.

Someone should probably introduce this guy to the wonders of the direct message. As Dr. Saturday pointed out, Welker and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury were teammates with the Red Raiders from 2000-2002. It’s easy to see why Wes would want to help out his buddy’s program, but in the long run he is probably creating a problem for the school that it doesn’t need.

Welker recently said that the Broncos allow him to be himself more than the Patriots did. Apparently committing minor recruiting violations in his spare time falls under that umbrella.

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