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1. It's borderline creepy
2. It's a secondary recruiting violation. Whether the NCAA acts on it or not, it's still a violation.
3. The tweets are as often negative as they are positive. I can only imagine what high profile recruits deal with.
Can anyone give me a legitimate reason for doing this?
Also. If you're a grown man doing this -- You're rapidly approaching, or have passed, bring titled creepy.
But...but it's what makes me happy.
Tweeting a recruit screams "virgin"
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It's pathetic, for sure.
I don't understand twitter altogether
Couldn't agree more.
As someone who has never, and will never use Twitter, I don't understand the fascination. I'm not so narcissistic that I think anyone gives a crap what I'm thinking about, and I especially don't think any teenagers need or want my opinion on anything, especially their own lives.
We can debate the relevancy of Twitter elsewhere. I'm actually happy with a couple comments here -- I'd love to get a pulse of the board on Twitter.
If you're tweeting recruits, you're helping another team land them.
You get out of it what you put into it!
It's embarrassing. It's just as bad as when a grown man has a jersey signed by a college player and then wears it to games.
Especially if he has that jersey tucked into a pair of jorts.
Seriously, what is a typical tweet someone would make to a recruit?
Hey sugar britches, come to my school
You're a hot looking kid, I'd love to have you
I"m not gay, but I think I love you
I watched your highlights, and I think it moved
Seriously, if you had a penis growing out of your forehead, you wouldn't appear any more gay than you would texting recruits.
Along with a fanny pack and sandals with socks.
If you are not under the age of 16, you shouldn't be awe-struck by college athletes.
Absolutely. I'm sick of our players/recruits tweeting something and people who misinterpret the tweet jumping all over them.
Example...Hackenberg tweeted something about "head to Cane's with Dad" and some moron sounded pissy about him going to Miami. Hack tweeted back a picture of a cup with "Raising Canes" on it (restaurant). So many idiots out there.
We got trolled by a recruit. He tweeted that he was about to make a huge decision. He was supposedly pretty strong to us. Then tweeted it was a tougher decision than he thought. So, we're all frekking out. Then tweeted that he had made up his mind, and it might shock some people. Then tweeted in the end it was all about the money. Now we had two pages of people frekkin out, and sure another team bought him.
Then he tweets a picture of his new sunglasses, and said he got a good deal, and it was the right decision.
How is that possible? As long as I've known you, you've been gay for hanging out behind a keyboard berating the idiots who open their mouth when they shouldn't.
Besides, with the reputation you have built over the years, people would follow you easily. You're like the Stephen A Smith of FSU fans.
Twitter was built for you, bro. Just don't be a moe and tweet little shirtless boys like the Auburn fans do, and you'll be fine.
If you tweet at a recruit you are pathetic and the school you pull for should ban you from the stadium on Saturdays. It's sheer ignorance.
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While I agree with this statement entirely.... I have to point out that 247 staff members spend a lot of time texting and calling recruits. I know that's the nature of the recruiting business, but I'm just saying.
Wholeheartedly agree. It's a joke to be honest.
Yea it is pretty bad. Especially the people that give kids a hard time for not going to their school. Create them in NCAA and recruit them there if you are that crazy about it.
I mean we all want recruits to come to our school. But it is easy to take it to far, especially with Twitter when there is so much access.
Unless you are Bob Litchenfels trying to sway a recruit away from a school that you hate, it is all done for reporting, which is fine.
I agree completely with the OP. As for twitter all together, I follow a lot of sports media who tweet out their columns or opinions and twitter makes it easier to get it all in one place instead of having to go to several websites. Also, getting their opinions off air/not on their website is interesting.
I also follow some comedians who tweet some really funny stuff. Then there are people on twitter like @dadboner who is a fictional character who tells a story through his tweets and is hilarious.
Lastly, news breaks a lot faster on twitter. If I'm missing a game and I get on twitter and bunch of people are talking about it then ill flip it on. Sometimes a huge national news story will break on twitter, it's easier for news media to tweet quickly the details rather than write an entire column about it and then post it on their website.
I also follow a few athletes but don't tweet @ them. I also follow many of my friends who tweet funny stuff/pictures, usually of them being wasted. I love twitter.
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