Much has been made about the streaker during the Arizona-UCLA game on Thursday who set off a benches clearing brawl and now may face 18 months of hard time in jail. While the most drastic effects of the incident are being felt by the players involved in the fight and the streaker himself, at least one high school recruit was also turned off enough by the incident to take a rather public shot at one of the schools involved that was recruiting him.
As noted by NBC blog OffTheBench, among other sources, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco Prep wide receiver Bryce Treggs was among the droves of college football fans watching the UCLA-Arizona game on ESPN Thursday night when 22-year-old Jace Lankow ran on to the field masquerading as a referee, then cut his wardrobe down to what Dr. Saturday blogger Matt Hinton artfully referred to as his skivvies.
The difference was that Treggs was watching the game because UCLA coaches had specifically asked him to tune in. Treggs, who is ranked as the number 100 player in the country among the Rivals100, has committed to play at California, but other Pac 12 schools like UCLA haven't completely given up on luring the speedy wideout yet.
Well, that might as well chalk him off now, based on the Tweet he sent out during the game on Thursday.
Haha indeed. Treggs has since deleted the Tweet from his Twitter account, but not before plenty of people caught wind of it just before he jetted off to Notre Dame to take in the Fighting Irish's loss to USC on Saturday (maybe teams just should have stayed away from him all weekend, huh?).
Not only did Treggs watch a potential season-turning (although hardly conference deciding) game between two Pac 12 teams devolve into an enormous farce, he also watched UCLA get manhandled in a 48-12 Wildcat win.
Perhaps the UCLA coaches should have just sat back and hoped for the best with Treggs? Certainly having the ballyhooed recruit watch that game didn't help their odds of luring him away from better programs which don't have any streaker-related brawls in their recent pasts.