Bishop Sycamore has come under fire after they appeared in a game against IMG Academy which was televised on ESPN last weekend.
The alleged “fake” high school has come into the spotlight following reports following their loss against Florida powerhouse IMG Academy on August 29th.
One of the football players from Bishop Sycamore is called Trillian Harris. But who is he?
What is Bishop Sycamore?
Bishop Sycamore claims to be a school based in Columbus, Ohio.
According to the school’s website, there is only one section available at the time of writing which says ‘Home’. CBS Sports reported that there were more sections, including ‘About Us’ and ‘Staff’ which were blank at the time. However, those are no longer available.
The school has come under fire on social media following its involvement in the high-profile game against IMG Academy which was shown on ESPN.
ESPN’s press release said: “Bishop Sycamore is a new program with young talent, and several players on both sides of the ball have multiple Division 1 offers including QB Trillian Harris and OL Justin Daniel.”
“Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of Division I prospects on their roster, and to be frank, a lot of that, we could not verify,” the network said. “They did not show up in our database, they did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services. So, OK, that’s what you’re telling us, fine, that’s how we take it in. From what we’ve seen so far, this is not a fair fight, and there’s got to be a point where you’re worried about health and safety.”
Bishop Sycamore’s head coach, Roy Johnson, is facing an active warrant out of Delaware, Ohio, and several civil lawsuits, according to court documents obtained by OutKick.
Who is Trillian Harris?
Trillian Harris plays as a quarterback.
However, 247 Sports lists Harris as a California quarterback who will graduate as part of the class of 2021.
According to a GoFundMe page and as reported by CBS Sports, Bishop Sycamore was listed as a “new football program getting established in Columbus” which plays “a national schedule which is ranked 4th in the nation.” The fundraiser raised only $140 of a $20,000 goal and is no longer accepting donations.
A 2018 article mentions Trillian Harris
Trillian Harris’ name appeared in a 2018 report by Los Angeles Times.
According to the outlet, Harris played as a quarterback at Mission Viejo High School who visited several colleges such as USC to check their football facilities.
“You walk in and you’re underground. You’re looking up, you’re looking at fans. Coming from Texas, that is big,” Harris told the publication. “I loved the coaching staff. They were cool. They sat down and watched my tape, so hopefully the offer is coming soon.”
The same report said that Harris intended to visit colleges in Texas, Louisiana State, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisville as well.