Per Under Armour All-Americans, Michigan Fans Annoying and Supportive

Submitted by Steves_Wolverines on December 27th, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Per Jeremy Crabtree at ESPN Recruiting Nation, Under Armour All-Americans were asked three questions regarding team fan bases and how they impacted their recruiting. 

Here are the three questions and results:

1. Have fans on social media influenced your recruiting process?

74/90 All-Americans said No. 

2. Which fan base did the best job of recruiting you on social media?

Georgia - 9
Michigan - 7
Penn State - 6
Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma - 5

3. Which fan base was the most annoying on social media?

Tennessee - 9
Texas - 8
Alabama - 6
Michigan - 5
Florida, Miami (YTM), Nebraska, and Texas A&M - 4

I don't know how to embed his tweets, but I'll try in the comments below. 

Morale of the story; Don't tweet at recruits or their parents and coaches, and don't be a jerk on social media if you can't follow rule #1. But please, follow rule #1. 

Thanks and Go Blue!



December 27th, 2016 at 8:36 PM ^

The problem is, the subset of fans who tweet at recruits is most likely not reading this blog. The even smaller subset of garbage fans who tweet abuse at recruits definitely is not.

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December 27th, 2016 at 9:02 PM ^

LIke I say periodically, I always invite people to report the ones that don't get caught right away, either in the Mod Sticky or people who follow me on Twitter can send links there. 

I only read a statistically significant sample of the blog, so if I miss it, I miss it - there's where the rest of the readership comes in. At the very least, if an RCMB-level person is suspected, report it for evaluation if nothing else. I don't want people assuming the mods actually read the whole damn blog. 


December 27th, 2016 at 9:24 PM ^

A ton? No. Some? Sure. We have to be careful not to over-generalize. The mods do a great job and the community does not suffer fools gladly.

Further, while I miss a couple of the old timey posters who disappeared, the new ones aren't nearly as bad as some comments would leave you to believe. It wasn't like we didn't have bad ones back in the day, too (Party Room anyone?)


December 27th, 2016 at 8:41 PM ^

Chances are the players who said fans were supportive were going to commit to hose schools and the ones who thought fans were annoying were never coming to those schools. Pretty meaningless questions from a fan impact standpoint. The first question is interesting, though I wonder how likely a kid was to actually come to a school if a fan on Twitter swayed them one way or the other.


December 27th, 2016 at 9:23 PM ^

A friend who follows all of this closely sent me the link (Wilson tagged the tweet - included it below if you also want to cringe). I'll look at recruits on Twitter when pointed that way and generally think following is fine and not in the same category as harassing them, in this case passive aggressively on a holiday weekend: