The other day I was listening to an interview with MSU compliance director Bracky Brett. There was a long conversation about monitoring social media. Mr. Brett seemed stressed and disillusioned about the growing industry of social media and its effects on recruiting.
Here’s what I would suggest: get off social media and let it be.
MSU compliance seems hell bent on making sure everything is reported, even if the NCAA doesn’t care. I reported this blatant violation in January – Michael Oher tweeting recruits that they should come to Ole Miss.
What was done about that? Nothing. When Kyle Veazey was digging up dirt on OM over the summer I asked him if this violation was reported and he said it hadn’t been. This wasn’t just some random fan – it was a guy who was about to play in the Superbowl, who had been on billboards and had a movie made about him.
MSU compliance has got to take a hint and just worry about bigger things. No one is paying attention to people interacting with recruits on social media. What’s more, these recruits are asking for “love” – they want fans to interact with them and tell them how great they are. While other schools don’t seem to care, MSU is scouring the internet for violations.