It goes without saying that social media has legions of apologists and skeptics. More often than not, the positives transcend the negatives, but that has been anything but the case this week as it pertains to world of college football recruiting.
Buffoons on Twitter with nothing better to do are actually making fake college coach accounts to mislead recruits.
Yeah, we sincerely doubt that an account that goes by "@sean70006696" is a coach at Kent State.
A few days before the fake Golden Flashes coach made waves, a Penn State account was the talking point. Folks, a man with 10 (!) followers claimed to be the assistant head coach, cornerbacks coach, AND defensive recruiting coordinator for one of the most prestigious programs in the country.
How much of a low-life do you have to be to be THIS motivated to toy with the hopes and dreams of budding star athletes?
Unfortunately, the "epidemic" spread to the Virginia Cavaliers.
If there's a silver lining to all of this, it's that the Twitter-verse is attempting to expose these clowns.
It's just sad at this point.
People will really do anything for a little bit of clout.
We could ramble on for hours about the sheer evil behind these accounts, but, most importantly, let this serve as a warning for all of the recruits out there approached on Twitter by sketchy accounts.
Fact-check these deadbeats or avoid them altogether.