BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford doesn't have a Twitter account, but the St. Louis Rams signal caller still offered up social media advice for recruits.
Bradford is one of several college and NFL quarterbacks on hand for the Elite 11 high school quarterback competition on Nike's campus in Beaverton, Ore. Bradford said Sunday that he learned plenty from his NFL experience and by watching quarterbacks get recruited that social media can be a dangerous place -- particularly when it comes to engaging with fans online.
From Bradford: "I hear about guys saying 'What schools can give me the most love on Twitter' and stuff like that," Bradford said. "To me, that's not what it's about. It's about playing football. You should go to the school that you think best fits you and best gives you the opportunity to succeed, not which fan base begs you to come to their school on Twitter.
"That's making the biggest decision in your life for all the wrong reasons. Those people on Twitter will be the same people that will tear you down when you throw an interception or make a bad play."
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