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What they're saying about recruits and social media

Here's a look at what some of those intimately involved in recruiting have to say about the issue.
by Jason Kersey Published: January 12, 2014

Trey Lealaimatafao, San Antonio defensive tackle who decommitted from Texas last week and holds OU and OSU offers: “They figure that this is helping, and it definitely shows who has the good fans, but no, it doesn't have an impact.”

Josh McCuistion, recruiting editor at “A coach has to be accountable for the things he says. ‘SoonerFan1' or ‘RollTideRoll' doesn't have any relationship with the kid, and if they're wrong and it's not the best situation for them, they don't have to own that. I've always been against it, but I think it's just a reality. It's just a tide that's not gonna be stopped.”

Mason Rudolph, Rock Hill, S.C., quarterback and 2014 OSU commit: “I think it's pretty funny to see how the fans literally like know everything about you, but I didn't think it was annoying. I thought it was cool they showed support and lots of school spirit — to try and show their school was the best.”

Devon Thomas, Broken Arrow running back and 2014 OSU commit: “Highly annoying. I normally just ignore them, but when I get a true fan that is excited to see me play I love to hear that.”

Dallis Todd, La Mirada, Calif., wide receiver and 2014 OU commit: “That's a good feeling, knowing that you can go to a place and the fans are really excited for you to come there.”

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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