Etiquette of Fans Communicating With Recruits

Etiquette of Fans Communicating With Recruits

Submitted by Caesar on January 15th, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My Specific Situation

There is a Michigan recruit who I might have the opportunity to meet. I'm wondering how weird it would be to talk to his kid about why I love the University of Michigan. I wear a Michigan hat a bunch, so it's possible that my thoughts would not be unsolicited.

Some context: I am a MAN (graduated from college). I would not usually talk to this kid. I have no inappropriate interest in children. I don't plan on trying to bribe him or anything like that.

General Considerations

1. Is it okay to seek out recruits and encourage them to come to Michigan? (If it depends, please say on what it depends.)

2. Is it okay to talk to recruits and encourage them to come to Michigan? (If it depends, please say on what it depends)

3. Is it okay to follow recruits through their social media accounts? (If it depends, please say on what it depends.)

4. Is it okay to communicate with recruits through their social media accounts? (If it depends, please say on what it depends.)

Just for the record, of the above, I've only done #3 through twitter. I don't think it's creepy to watch a Michigan recruit play football, so going to the kid's games isn't listed.