Recruit Kobe Eubanks and his father have filed a lawsuit of at least $75,000 against American Heritage (Fla.) High accusing the school of manipulating Eubanks' grades, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
CBSSports reported last month that Eubanks, who had committed to Baylor, will not play for the Bears this season because he would not be cleared by the NCAA.
Eubanks spent two years at American Heritage before transferring to Our Saviour New American School (N.Y.) for his senior year. The suit says that the transcript American Heritage provided to Our Savior when Eubanks changed schools stated he had a GPA of 2.5. American Heritage later provided a separate transcript indicating his GPA was 2.37 but certified that 2.5 was the correct figure, according to the suit.
The suit, which alleges that the disparity is a result of an alteration of Eubanks' grades, says that when Baylor requested all of Eubanks' transcripts, the NCAA inquired about his two transcripts. Lawyers from American Heritage later told Eubanks that they would certify to the NCAA that he recorded a GPA of 2.29, according to the suit, causing Eubanks to fall short of the governing body's academic requirements.
Eubanks, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com who also drew scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Miami and Missouri, among other programs, is attending the ELEV8 Sports Institute this year in the hopes of joining the class of 2015.
- Chris Johnson