We all know that the college recruiting process is an incredibly shady and corrupt business.
The latest news related to the illicit dealings of college head coaches involves LSU's head basketball coach Will Wade discussing a potential "offer" for Javonte Smart with Christian Dawkins back in 2017.
LSU head coach Will Wade was talking to fans today at a luncheon when the Yahoo Sports report broke regarding further phone calls with Chris Dawkins that the FBI is investigating. We spoke with him immediately after and here's what he said. #LSU pic.twitter.com/b0vZ003wNi— Michael Cauble (@Cauble) March 7, 2019
Wade's comments on the situation were short and to the point.
"I haven't read it. I don't have any comment on that. ... We'll move forward as we need to."
Dawkins received a six-month prison sentence earlier this week for having a hand in college basketball's pay-to-play issues.
Wade had previously denied any wrongdoing or involvement with Dawkins, but an FBI wire-tap of a phone conversation between him and Dawkins is what spawned the current situation.
LSU coach Will Wade appeared to be captured on the phone talking to recruiting middleman Christian Dawkins about an offer to a top recruit. https://t.co/KOvpbKOBkG— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) March 7, 2019
During the call, Wade can be heard complaining about the offer made to Smart.
"I was thinking last night on this Smart thing. I'll be honest with you, I'm...tired of dealing with the thing...Like, this should not be that [expletive] complicated."
Smart has been an integral part of LSU's 25-5 season. They currently sit ahead of the Tennessee Volunteers in the SEC standings, thanks in part to Smart's 11.5 points per game.
It's just his second year as head coach of the Tigers, but the whole scandal has already tarnished his reputation with the team.