PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Retweeted by OSU recruit Demarre Kitt
I'm really not sure how that helps the cause. People tweeting at recruits like that kind of creep me out, and I'm in their age group.
He has us at #2.
I agree...not a good idea to be tweeting recruits like that. Makes our fans look creepy as you put it..
Wow I just said I'd love to see him as a buckeye, no bad intentions. He chose to retweet it so its all good IMO
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
I rarely tweet the players and I'm their age but I see nothing wrong with your tweet.
"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter
I just think it's creepy as hell, IMO. It does nothing to "Help the Cause".
Perhaps I'm off base. The kid has four thousand followers, he seems mature enough to deal with twitter traffic, I just thought I shout out some of my personal sentiments. I apologize if I come off "creepy" that's not my intention.
I wasn't even following him before this, I saw Miles' tweet and was excited so I responded. I just joined twitter so if this is bad etiquette then i was unaware. I was excited he responded and I took it as a fan (me) voicing my freedom of speech.
I think there's gonna be a few more sensitive people on here than other sites. I can't blame them after the Anzalone situation, if you don't know what happened look it up.
I'm okay with the tweets as long as it doesn't go beyond something like "Go Bucks!"
To put it simply, this has nothing to do w/ "freedom of speech."
But you are obv welcome to talk freely on the interwebs, there can just be feedback(good and bad) to what you say. I understand your gut feeling as well, but I try to not bother them. They are HS kids still, I am not interested in being apart of a HS kid's life. 4k followers on twitter doesn't mean able to handle either. There are people with far more followers who lose it. There are also incidents where a pedophilic fan gets into a picture with a recruit/committed player and costs the school they supposedly care about that recruit. I get where you're coming from, but just be careful.
Tweet away if you want to, but if you can in any way be considered a booster of tOSU athletics, tweets could be considered an NCAA violation. I know, it's a stupid rule, but for some of us it would be a clear violation to tweet recruits. As a Varsity O member I have to sign a form every year stating that I will have no contact with recruits, and I know those rules extend to anyone who could be considered a "supporter" of the school or athletic department.
Yay! For once, it's good I'm too poor to be a booster.
The very act of tweeting a potential recruit (if the message is intended to influence the athlete to attend a certain school) turns an average fan into a booster (if any member of the AD knew or should have known about the contact), even if the fan has never donated one cent to the school.
Here's a WaPo article explaining the rules: Fans' Recruiting Pitches Are Catching On
Here's the money quote: "NCAA rules state that any individual who is known or should have been known by a member of a school's athletic administration to be "assisting in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes" qualifies as a representative of that institution's athletic interests. Therefore, any fan with a social networking account could possibly cause a violation."
Univ of Tenn's Compliance Office tweeted this one the eve of signing day last year: "NCAA rules prohibit fans from contacting prospective student-athletes. This includes interactions on facebook and twitter."
In the eyes of the NCAA supporter=booster, so some innocent contact could easily lead to an NCAA violation if left unchecked. That's why it's best to put the fans and the players (current and prospective) on a different playing field.
Man I went from being excited to commiting an NCAA violation... Whoops
you didnt commit one, but that's the first step down a slippery slope haha. No worries, man.
BuckeyeBoyer85, I understand your intentions were innocent but with the Anzalone situation, we as Buckeye fans have to be careful not to make the same mistake. Even if it is just to say something as simple as "Hi." I realize you didn't mean any harm and I should have put that a little lighter than I did. I apologize for being rude.
Didn't the father just use that as an excuse to decommit his son?
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
I don't really see what all the fuss is about.
It does nothing to help the cause. It just seems inappropriate and creepy to me for grown men to tweet at teenage strangers. That just doesn't seem right to me. It does nothing to aid recruiting and makes our fan base look creepy.
It happens all the time, how is this any different then Bryce Harper or Mike Trout or any other young athlete having so many random people tweet them on a regular basis.
As has been said, team supporters are boosters and contact with scholarship athletes or recruits for institutions governed by the NCAA, which professional franchises are not, spells bad news. It's not hard to figure out.
I wasn't speaking from a ncaa rules perspective or from a booster perspective. Just speaking of people thinking it's creepy, which it isn't.
... In your opinion. The fun thing about opinions is that they are subjective in nature, and thus, aren't burdened to align.
It was an innocent tweet. He didn't call him, or show up to his house and say this. We spend months, and months talking about wanting a particular recruit to be a Buckeye, so I don't see the problem with letting one know that you do.
I think it's fine if you want to tweet a recruit, especially when they are harmless such as this one. But, I dont think you needed to post on here that you did it, especially when that recruit is 16/17 years old. Thats the reason people find it "creepy".
Exactly, this is the part I don't understand. In what way does it "help the cause"? I've yet to see it. I'll let the staff do recruiting, not fans.
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