Rolovich chides Oregon State for attempting to recruit UH players

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The Associated Press

University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich called out Oregon State on social media for sending recruiting materials to his current players.

According to a post on Twitter, players received materials including invitations to the Beavers’ spring game. The packages were sent to the university.

“My apologies for our players not being able to attend your Spring game,” Rolovich wrote. “Ours was the same day, bad timing. Quick question, in the 203 years of coaching, none of you realized you couldn’t actively recruit another school’s players? Sent to campus?”

Oregon State is investigating the matter. Under NCAA rules, coaches and programs can’t actively recruit players who have already signed a letter of intent with another school.

Three Oregon State assistants, special teams coordinator Jake Cookus, wide receiver coach Kefense Hynson and defensive line coach Legi Suiaunoa, were assistants at Hawaii in recent years.