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Welker Pitches TTU to Recruit on Twitter

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All former Texas Tech and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker intended to do last Friday was throw support behind his alma mater and former college teammate (now Red Raiders head coach) Kliff Kingsbury. Instead, he set off a mini-firestorm.

Welker had the following Twitter exchange with Nick Kurtz, a four-star wide receiver from Grossmont (CA) Junior College who has been offered scholarships by TTU and 10 other schools.

Besides incurring the obvious ire of BYU fans, Welker’s attempt to steer Kurtz to Texas Tech is a big Twitter no-no in the eyes of the NCAA. That he tried using his standing as an NFL All-Pro wide receiver while doing so is especially taboo.

He’ll likely get a memo from TTU’s compliance office kindly asking him to stick with providing Kliff Kingsbury with more puppies.

[SB Nation]

 
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