Normally I don't care about the NCAA violation of tweeting recruits. It's almost impossible to track and you never know who is actually behind the tweets - it's unenforceable. But when one of your most famous alumni (The Blind Side), who is currently preparing for the Superbowl, and has a verified account, is tweeting recruits, then I've got to bring it up.
On Wednesday night, Michael Oher decided he'd tweet 5-star prospects Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell about how he wanted them to come to Ole Miss...
@successfulquon I can't wait to watch you rip the S E C apart!!!!— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) January 23, 2013
@aceboogie_001 what's up bro naww your the man you ready to be the best player to ever come through the state of Mississippi??— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) January 24, 2013
@aceboogie_001 I'm thinking next year is our year with you 2!!! @successfulquon— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) January 24, 2013
@successfulquon @aceboogie_001 ole miss is your spot!!— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) January 24, 2013
The guys Ole miss are getting next year is amazing they just don't know how much love and support they will have in Oxford! #family #geeked— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) January 24, 2013
I guess Mr. Blind Side didn't catch the tweet earlier in the day from the mothership...
NCAA rules prohibit boosters (i.e. fans) from having contact w/recruits & encouraging them to attend a Univ. - even during official visits.— Ole Miss Compliance (@RebelCompliance) January 23, 2013
What will happen - probably nothing. Ole Miss will self-report and it will go in the file somewhere, no big deal. But why not? If the NCAA would like an opening to curb some of the tweeting at recruits, here is the perfect opportunity. Here you have a certified twitter account, contacting recruits encouraging them to come to the school he played for!