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Gophers suspend recruiting aide 2 weeks

Recruiting has been the calling card for Tim Brewster and his Minnesota staff since their arrival in January 2007.

It seems like the staff took things a little too far when trying to lure heralded in-state prospect Seantrel Henderson this winter.

Colleague Joe Schad reports that Minnesota has suspended recruiting coordinator Dan Berezowitz after self-reporting a secondary violation relating to Henderson's recruitment. According to a letter written by athletic director Joel Maturi obtained by ESPN, Henderson watched a personalized video and was shown a PowerPoint presentation during an unofficial visit in January.

The football program must get pre-approval from the school for recruiting activities during the next year. Both Berezowitz and Brewster received letters of admonishment and have met with compliance officials at the school.

Not a huge deal here, especially since Henderson didn't even end up at Minnesota (he eventually signed with USC). But this is something Minnesota doesn't want to repeat.