Yeah, he would never fall for a fake.
You can't overstate the role that his "story" played in his evaluation. It pointed to him as a leader, as strong, the kind of guy you want on your team.
Whether he played a role in the hoax or not, that story isn't really his story and now you're forced to look at him as just another MLB draft prospect.
I'd take Minter, Ogletree, A. Jackson, Nico Johnson, and Shayne Skov before I'd take Te'o.