The dark side of ‘social’ recruiting a college athlete

Rashaan Evans is by every estimation a stellar athlete who has won accolades for his exploits on the field.  As a 5 star athlete he was recruited by every major football program in the United States.  He was particularly heavily recruited by the two major programs in the state of Alabama (The University of Alabama & Auburn University).  Since Evans grew up in Auburn Alabama it was widely expected he would enroll there.  Some fans of Auburn even tweeted their encouragement for him to stay in Auburn

But when he chose Alabama instead a number of Auburn fans vented their frustration with Evans and his decision to play for the opposing program.

It seems that social media is the new battlefront for fans and the victim may well be the college recruiting process.

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