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Recruiting Scandal: Auburn Verbal Commitment Cedrick McAfee

Cedrick McAfee is a combo guard out of Melrose High School in Memphis being recruited by a slew of D-1 programs. He’s currently verbally committed to Auburn, but Baylor, FIU, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Miami, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Iowa State are also in the mix. The Name Is Dalton, has audio of McAfee’s AAU coach, William Rhodes, with accusations of recruiting violations by people that include McAfee’s high school coach Jermaine Johnson and NBA “agent runner” Carl Reed.

From The Name Is Dalton -

Rhodes alleges that schools from the Big 10, Big 12 and SEC have all actively sought to create deals for McAfee’s recruitment. Translation: they wanted to funnel money through Jermaine Johnson and Carl Reed, down to Rhodes.

Rhodes wants nothing to do with this.

According to Rhodes, he’s now an outcast because he’s unwilling to “play ball” with Reed and now he brings shoe companies into the mix. Basically, if Reed and others aren’t getting paid, they blackball you and the kids aren’t recruited (which further hurts Rhodes and the kids). The shoe companies come in as they are often the main source of sponsorship for AAU teams and High School teams.  Basically, if your kids are being recruited and use Jermaine Jones and Carl Reed as mentors, according to Rhodes, they are in good hands.

McAfee is verbally committed to Auburn. Here are his Rivals and ESPN scout pages.

[The Name Is Dalton, Image via ESPN]

 

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