Recruiting: Mark Richt takes advantage of new social media rules

At midnight Monday, an NCAA rule took effect allowing coaches to tag, like and retweet recruits. If you follow recruiting, you likely know that coaches are prohibited from speaking about unsigned recruits. This lets coaches show a little public love without breaking that bylaw.

Mark Richt may have been the first — at least, he is one of the first — coaches to take advantage of this rule.

After the clock struck Aug. 1, Richt’s account retweeted Miami-themed tweets from five prospects of Hurricanes interest: cornerbacks Christopher Henderson and Trajan Bandy, defensive end Deonte “D.J.” Johnson, offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson and defensive tackle Jon Ford. All but Bandy are public UM commits.

Richt, unlike some of his peers, is usually at the controls of his own Twitter account (he often tweets photos and positive messages that end with “U Family”). It’s unclear if he was the one tapping “RT” early Monday morning (UM staffer Jorge Baez also quickly shared other recruits’ tweets).

Here are the tweets he shared after midnight:

Interesting perspective on this rule from Auburn assistant Herb Hand: 

Reader Comments 0