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College football fans get social with recruits

by Jason Kersey Modified: January 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm •  Published: January 12, 2014

In July, OU coach Bob Stoops admitted that Twitter recruiting is part of the game in today's world, and added: “You hear that OU fans? We have to get on board.”

A tweet from the official OU football Twitter account a few days later said Stoops' comment “wasn't meant literally,” but that did little to curb fan-prospect interaction.

Reichert said his early reservations about tweeting at recruits weren't NCAA-related.

“I don't want him to think I'm stalking him or going to freak him out and discourage him to come,” Reichert said. “You also don't ever want to be ‘that guy' who tweets famous people or recruits non-stop because there is no fun in that for anyone.

“It doesn't worry me hardly at all. One of those things where speeding two over is technically speeding, but are you ever going to get pulled over? Probably not because police officers and the NCAA have bigger and better things to handle and take care of than a lousy fan tweeting. You can't hardly control the recruit themselves, how do you expect to control hundreds of thousands of fans of a university?”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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