Suspension due to Henderson violation
Minnesota suspended recruiting coordinator Dan Berezowitz for two weeks following a self-reported violation involving star offensive tackle recruit Seantrel Henderson, according to a letter written by athletic director Joel Maturi and obtained by ESPN.
According to the report, Henderson watched a personalized video and powerpoint presentation on an unofficial visit in January. The report also suggests Henderson was shown cardboard cutout likenesses of grade school children wearing Minnesota jerseys. According to the report, Berezowitz and head coach Tim Brewster were each issued letters of admonishment and have met with compliance.
The school says the football program must obtain pre-approval on recruiting activities for one year. The NCAA was asked to treat the results of a two-month investigation as violations that are secondary in nature.
Henderson chose USC after delaying his signing because of concerns about possible pending violations for the Trojans.
Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.