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Wes Welker likely commits NCAA violation while trying to gain Texas Tech a commitment

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Wes Welker is a proud Texas Tech alumnus who for some reason follows community college wide receiver Nick Kurtz on Twitter. Kurtz is making the rounds on recruiting trips to some FBS schools, trying to decide where he wants to transfer.

Welker was not very impressed that Kurtz was spending time in Provo.

It’s actually not difficult to name a BYU wide receiver in the NFL, as former Cougar Austin Collie caught 173 passes from 2009 to 2012 in Indianapolis playing with Welker’s current quarterback, Peyton Manning. (Some BYU fans have suggested Dennis Pitta as another example, but he’s a tight end.)

New Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury was college teammates with Welker from 2000 to 2002 (you can watch highlights of their '02 upset win over Texas, where Welker had 16 catches, 169 yards and two scores), so you can understand why the receiver went the extra mile for his old QB1, offering Kurtz some reading material:

Setting aside the general weirdness of any adult contacting college recruits over Twitter, this is also an NCAA violation (check sections 13.01.4 and 13.02.14), albeit most likely a minor one. Former athletes are considered representatives of programs and therefore banned from communicating with recruits, meaning that while Kurtz may have appreciated the former All-Pro wide receiver’s advice, he probably won’t be receiving many more until he signs with a school.

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