One of Kentucky football’s prized commits is in a bizarre situation down in Florida and it is costing him his eligibility.
Jermaine Eskridge, a five-star wide receiver in the 2018 class, has been forced to sit out his sophomore season of football due to mysterious text messages. The messages in question were sent from Eskridge to who he believed was a recruiter at USC, giving Eskridge’s former home address as the place he could currently be reached. The problem is, Eskridge transferred to another district and is supposed to be living somewhere else, therefore putting his eligibility in jeopardy.
It turns out, there is no USC recruiter — a phony name was given to Eskridge — and the messages were turned in to the Florida High School Athletic Association by the coaching staff at Eskridge’s former school, leading to speculation he was set up. The former coaches refuse to say where the text messages came from, but whoever it was, is purposely costing the young wide receiver time on the field.
His mother, who moved the family to be closer to her dialysis clinic, told Fox 13 News, “I can’t afford college, so he needs a scholarship. If he’s not on the field playing, the scholarship is in jeopardy.”
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