If UCLA sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley decides to enter the NFL draft after this season, he may have some very high-level representation. Reports have surfaced that Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency founded by Jay-Z, engaged in conversations with Hundley’s inner circle.
Since Hundley is a redshirt sophomore, and has been enrolled in school for three years, he is eligible to enter the draft this year. On the season, he has a 67% completion rate, to go along with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. While his completion percentage has remained constant throughout the year, Hundley struggled in losses to Oregon and Stanford. Those are the only two games where he threw more interceptions than touchdowns.
After reports surfaced about Hundley and Jay-Z’s agency, the quarterback’s father denied all speculation. While it’s not illegal for agents to meet with college players (as long as no benefits are transferred), it certainly brings unwanted attention from the NCAA. Considering UCLA’s crosstown rival, USC, is still buried under sanctions due to improper benefits, it’s understandable the rejuvenated Bruins are wary of any allegations.
Roc Nation Sports currently represents NFL stars Victor Cruz and Geno Smith. The company appears ready to add to its client portfolio by way of the 2014 NFL Draft. In July, the University of South Carolina investigated possible contact between Jay-Z and Jadeveon Clowney.