More than 100 football players from around the country took to social media over the past week saying they received “offers” to play college football at Florida Gulf Coast University.
One problem: FGCU does not have an intercollegiate football program among its 15 NCAA-sanctioned sports.
The FGCU club football team just finished its second season with a 6-2 record. The team is coached by Kevin Van Duser, who said he sent emails to prospective players telling them if they chose to attend FGCU, they would be guaranteed a roster spot.
“This past season’s success brought us a lot of publicity and traffic to our website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with hundreds of kids across the country asking for us to look at their film,” Van Duser said. “Last week,