Monday, August 4, 2014

Mark Richt admits to pulling commit's scholarship over tweets

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Social media giveth and social media taketh away.

Such was the case when Mark Richt recently revealed that he pulled a scholarship offer from a player committed to the Georgia program because of the commit's behavior on Twitter.

The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution has more on the story:

“There’s guys that we drop from the recruiting process because of things that we may find out on a visit. They may come and one of our current players will say, ‘Coach, he’s not going to make it around here.’ Or we had one kid last year because of what he had on social media. He had some stuff on social media that we didn’t like.”

When confronted with the unacceptable behavior, the recruit tried to deceive the coaching staff by changing up his Twitter name and continuing to engage in the unsavory behavior. The Bulldogs coaching staff wasn't fooled and ultimately the pulled his scholarship offer.

Another promising student athlete bites the dust because of Twitter.

Via For the Win