An article is making the rounds that Shaq's son Shareef has been receiving threats since he decommitted from Arizona due to the whole ESPN report cluster&uck. I am sure there is nothing serious in there but it is still unnerving that people are taking this too far.
A lot of fan bases have gone after kids that decommitted or chose a rival over their school, but I think this is the first time I have heard of a kid actually getting threats. Maybe this has happened in the past but nothing that I could remember.
Anybody who is older than 30 can remember a time where 99% of the fan base had no idea who the freshmen were each year until they actually got on the field / court. The only recruitments that I can remember from my HS / college days (1990s) were the Fab 5, Jerrod Ward, Peyton Manning (because of his dad) and Drew Henson.
I like following recruiting for the same reasons as the rest of the MGoBloggers but could these "threats" finally be the tipping point? Probably not, but the idea of people threatening 16-17 year olds over their college choice is true insanity and should make the industry reconsider the direction it is going in.