Should I tweet at a recruit? A flow-chart

Submitted by julesh on February 3rd, 2015 at 9:55 AM
I'm sure no one here would ever tweet at a recruit, but just in case.

24 hours until signing day! Since you may be considering tweeting at recruits today, here is a FLOWCHART to help:

— The Crimson Quarry (@crimsonquarry) February 3, 2015



February 3rd, 2015 at 10:37 AM ^

I can see following them bc most recruits actually like that and ask for fans to follow them. They like the attention. Also can be interesting to see what a recruit does on visits and a lot commit thru twitter. Tweeting at them is so terrible. There is a special place in hell for people who tweet mean things at recruits.

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February 3rd, 2015 at 11:40 AM ^

Your comment presumes that adult-aged people actually behave like adults.  If Twitter has provided any benefit to the collective humanity it would be tangible proof that adult-aged people frequently do not behave like adults.

Tweeting at recruits.  Don't do it.  Following recruits on Twitter.  Probably shouldn't do it.


February 3rd, 2015 at 10:01 AM ^

As a follow-up, when is it appropriate to tell a recruit why they would "misuse" him at [school that isn't your school of choice]?

Answer: NEVER


To the idiots who tweeted at Chris Clark....go away and never come back.

Ivan Karamazov

February 3rd, 2015 at 10:02 AM ^

Its missing a "No" (I assume) when the flow chart gets into the persuasive bit.  As it stands, if the hypothetical conversation is just two people, the person who began saying "No" ends up eventually sending the tweet to the recruit.

Ivan Karamazov

February 3rd, 2015 at 11:57 AM ^

Implied pauses in a humorous flowchart mapping out a hypothetical conversation between two people discussing whether or not to tweet recruits really grind my gears buddy. Also, "different" doesn't make sense in the context implied by the rest of the sentence earlier in the flowchart. It most definitely should be "difference", and as the foremost copy editor residing here on mgoblog I demand rewrite from the otherwise esteemed writers behind @crimsonquarry.





February 3rd, 2015 at 10:11 AM ^

NEVER, EVER tweet at or direct message a recruit. I make a personal policy not only to not follow or message recruits but scholarship players as well. Once they've exhausted their eligibility, then I may follow them.


February 3rd, 2015 at 10:11 AM ^

You will not convince recruits to go to a school and it makes you look creepy......yet it does not stop adults from doing it. smh


February 3rd, 2015 at 10:51 AM ^

as the answer to "Should I masturbate in public?"

Which means that if you're a Buckeye fan, the answer is an enthusiastic "Fuck yeah!"


February 3rd, 2015 at 10:55 AM ^

The way I look at it is.....


Adults shouldnt be following recruits on Twitter, let alone tweeting at them!

Tweeting a recruit can only do harm and will not influence his decision one way or another!

If you are a "booster", and many of us are, it is an NCAA violation (no matter how small).


If you want to get the scoop on recruiting, come here, use one of the recruiting services or follow them on Twitter.  Leave the recruits alone!



February 3rd, 2015 at 11:18 AM ^

The question for me is different. It isn't, "should I tweet at a recruit?" The question is, "should I tweet? Is there a reason for me to use twitter?" I'm not generally interested in having a group know a bunch of inconsequential minutiae of my life and my actions. Nor am I interested in trying to contact someone I don't know in this way. Nor am I interested in trying to come up with pithy and funny utterances of 140 characters or less.

I guess I can understand celebrities (actors? athletes?) sending out tweets that tons of followers can read about. But I really, for the life of me, have never figured out why I myself would want to use twitter. It kind of makes sense to me for Jim Harbaugh, Jay Harbaugh, Bacari Alexander, etc., to use twitter. But partly, it is a personality thing. I can't imagine Belichek using it. Does Tom Brady?

Seriously, since I am not a college student or a 20 something hipster, I'd love to hear from some of you who are:  is there any good reason for someone in their 50's to use twitter? I'm not terrified of technology:  have a desktop, laptop, tablet, and android phone. I text and use FB on occasion and as befits someone of my age, use email. I actually still use the telephone, and even send personal handwritten notes on occasion. But twitter has lost me.

The only reason I'd use twitter is to "follow" the coaches or Brian, and I suppose, a recruit. But I've never felt the need to do this, because of the internet addicts who kindly post relevant tweets here at MGoBlog. The benefit of knowing "first" isn't worth the effort.

Coming back to the OP, I love the flowchart, and am SMH that anyone in their right mind would even THINK of contacting a recruit. I can't even comprehend a fan doing this. Tweeting recruits would be as foreign to me as an idiot poisoning oaks at Toomer's corner.


February 3rd, 2015 at 12:07 PM ^

Twitter is the first place I go for breaking news stories.

I also go to Twitter to get the general societal reaction to anything I think is cool or interesting: Game of Thrones season finale, making fun of CNN anchors, sports events.

If you know who to follow - which is not difficult - Twitter provides the news without the spin or sensationalism of CNN and the like.

If I'm watching a game at home, it's fun to follow reactions to the game on Twitter.

It's decidedly not just a place for people to randomly post what they're eating.  Does that happen?  Sure.  Is that at all the most common or important use of it?  No, and believing so is a little ignorant.

Frank Booth

February 3rd, 2015 at 11:28 AM ^

I think it's a little weird that people follow recruiting so closely in general. Now tweeting recruits: that's really questionable behavior, which might indicate the need to find some different hobbies.