Huskies assistant coach allegedly paid $4,500 cash for Lynnwood recruit’s tutoring, classes

A University of Washington athletic department spokesman confirmed that the UW, along with USC, is investigating an alleged NCAA recruiting violation committed this year by an assistant football coach on Steve Sarkisian’s UW staff, according to our news partner, the Seattle Times.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday evening that Tosh Lupoi, UW’s defensive line coach, allegedly paid $4,500 in cash for private tutoring and online classes for a Lynnwood High School player. Lupoi, in a text message to the Los Angeles Times, denied any wrongdoing.

The report says the allegations surround the recruitment of Andrew Basham, a former defensive lineman at Lynnwood High School, who signed a letter of intent with the Huskies last February but did not qualify academically to enroll.

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