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2014 recruit creates stir with fake visit to Notre Dame

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Based on the twists and turns the Manti Te’o saga has taken over the past week, of course someone did that.

Sunday, 2014 recruit and Georgia verbal commitment Stanley Williams spoke glowingly to 247Sports.com‘s Notre Dame website regarding a visit he had taken to the school over the weekend.

The visit went great,” Williams said. “It was great to experience something new and different, and we had a great time at the game. I had been looking forward to it for a while, and it was great to just get out there and see a new place. I plan on getting up there a couple more times in the future.”

Williams added that while he was interested in the Irish prior to the visit, “[a]fter taking the visit there, they are definitely high up there on my list and a factor in my recruitment.

The only problem?  Williams never actually visited the school.

In a note posted this afternoon atop the original story, the site wrote “BlueandGold.com has now learned [Williams] never made it to South Bend for the visit.”  Why Williams, who is one of the top players in the state of Georgia, would make up a story about visiting Notre Dame is not known.

It’s not like the player needs the attention; he already holds offers from, among others, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.  247Sports.com rates him as the No. 4 all-purpose back in the country in the Class of 2014, while Rivals.com has him listed as a four-star recruit.

What the recruiting trail repercussions will be for Williams is unclear.  Jason Sapp, editor of Blue & Gold Illustrated, likely summed up the short-term damage as it pertains to the Irish with an open-ended tweet posted on his Twitter account.

“If a recruit is looking for a quick way to drop off of a program’s big board…”

(Tip O’ the Cap: SBNation.com)

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33 Responses to “2014 recruit creates stir with fake visit to Notre Dame”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 21, 2013 3:32 PM

    This. Is. Awesome.

  2. be4bama says: Jan 21, 2013 3:47 PM

    LoL :-)

  3. WingT says: Jan 21, 2013 3:58 PM

    “If a recruit is looking for a quick way to drop off of a program’s big board…”

    Provided of course that the big board exists – hard to tell, lol

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 21, 2013 4:24 PM

    Pretending to have a girlfriend…………………………………………..$500.00
    Being humiliated in the National Champion game……………….$1,000.00
    Notre Dame being the butt of jokes……………………………………..Priceless

  5. mrlaloosh says: Jan 21, 2013 4:29 PM

    He was with Teo’s girlfriend.

  6. geraldthecat says: Jan 21, 2013 4:32 PM

    He prob had to canx the trip because his grandmother died

  7. mgscott says: Jan 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    You can bet Brian Kelly and company knew about this long before it came out. For that reason ND deserves all of this.

  8. sabatimus says: Jan 21, 2013 4:51 PM

    This has ceased to be funny, if it ever was.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jan 21, 2013 5:05 PM

    Let’s just remember this

  10. mogogo1 says: Jan 21, 2013 5:11 PM

    “Why Williams, who is one of the top players in the state of Georgia, would make up a story about visiting Notre Dame is not known.”
    _________________

    Because it’s comedy gold and makes him look really clever while also netting him attention. Minus the comedy part, it’s exactly why Te’o invented his girlfriend. But, unlike Te’o, there weren’t any innocent victims damaged by Williams.

  11. roseann894 says: Jan 21, 2013 5:28 PM

    That’s nothing. I heard Gloria Allred has been hired to represent Lennay Kekua.

  12. connectionsnlp says: Jan 21, 2013 5:46 PM

    This guy needs to give Te’O a call…lol

  13. oruacat2 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:23 PM

    If he’s already a verbal commit to Georgia, does it really matter if he has offers from those other schools, or if he “drops off a program’s big board”?

    I doubt Mark Richt and company would mind the kid mocking Notre Dame’s woes.

  14. tony34343434 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:29 PM

    Only thing funnier was when Alabama cried like little bitches when someone poisoned their tree. My tweeee my tweee. i spelled at that way because they were crying and they graduate with a degree and cant spell.

  15. be4bama says: Jan 21, 2013 7:33 PM

    Tony34343434 you IDIOT. Those trees were at AUBURN NOT ALABAMA!!!

  16. noring4youstill says: Jan 21, 2013 7:41 PM

    Ha ha must have a ND fan. Jackass it was Auburns trees. Now go back to your tower and rub one for the Gipper while looking at pictures of Lennay.

  17. noring4youstill says: Jan 21, 2013 7:43 PM

    Oh and let us not forget the legend of Rudy. The dimwitted towel boy who was the punching bag of Irish practices. Only one who had it worse was that poor bastard who was filming last spring.

  18. tony34343434 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:47 PM

    well that was alabama’s claim to fame then poisoning a tree, on and also the graduates are also famous for banging their 13 year old cousins.

  19. noring4youstill says: Jan 21, 2013 7:57 PM

    No I think there 14 or so NC and The Bear are their claim to fame. Meanwhile and drunk gambler a retarded water boy and an imaginary national powerhouse similar to a fake girlfriend by a false all American is N.Ds claim to fame.

  20. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jan 21, 2013 8:02 PM

    Tony34………Thanks tony for revealing what that 34 means…..your IQ! Lol

  21. tony34343434 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:17 PM

    No the 34 stands for home many seconds were left in the game when Denver blew the lead against Baltimore. Lol

  22. florida727 says: Jan 21, 2013 9:14 PM

    When you’re a highly prized recruit, your highlights are on cable. When your highlights are on cable, you enjoy seeing yourself on cable. When you enjoy seeing yourself on cable, you make up trips to South Bend to generate publicity for yourself. When you generate publicity for yourself, you risk pissing off the schools actually interested in you. Don’t risk pissing off the schools actually interested in you. Get rid of cable, and switch to Direct TV.

  23. Deb says: Jan 21, 2013 9:19 PM

    What does Auburn’s trees have to do with this guy’s fake visit to Notre Dame? Sure hope someone else is driving tonight, tony34.

  24. WingT says: Jan 21, 2013 9:34 PM

    @florida727
    nice

  25. normtide says: Jan 21, 2013 10:34 PM

    Manti was his sponsor.

  26. bluestar4ever says: Jan 21, 2013 11:18 PM

    I can’t imagine a school taking a prized recruit off their big board for this. Notice that the website that published that remark was a Notre Dame magazine. Sour grapes much? No surprise that the Irish don’t see the humor in the situation, but they are the only ones. IF you can find a quote from a source anywhere outside South Bend, Ind. suggesting that this will hurt the kid I’d love to see it

  27. jpirish58 says: Jan 22, 2013 7:58 AM

    Wow.. maybe you Rednecks need to Find something else to do. Why dont you go become productive members of Society. There is More to life outside of your trailer park. Good God. You Good Ole Boys Need some Help. Read a Book. If all you have in your world is hate & your love of SEC football. That is Really Sad. See how much your infatuation of Bama Football will Pay you. If all You have to do is post commments on a website…. Look In the Mirror Fools…………. SAD

  28. normtide says: Jan 22, 2013 8:05 AM

    I agree, because the Irish fan base showed such class leading up to the title game. Those t-shirts proved your nothing like those evil SEC fans. Please, look through the comments before the title game, before you show your ignorance.

  29. beedubyatoo says: Jan 22, 2013 9:49 AM

    The next poster who ends his or her lame post with an “lol” should be forever be barred from posting here again.

  30. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 22, 2013 9:51 AM

    @florida727:

    Wish I could give that multiple thumbs ups. Funny and original. Best post I’ve read in a while. Well played sir.

  31. noring4youstill says: Jan 22, 2013 11:28 AM

    Yeah all the class goes to those Pedo Irish.

  32. auburnalfred says: Jan 22, 2013 12:45 PM

    Lennay Kekua was his official guide

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/21/2014-recruit-creates-stir-with-fake-visit-to-notre-dame/

    Click on the Picture

  33. be4bama says: Jan 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    Good one Auburnalfred.

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