For most people, the first Wednesday in February doesn’t really have any major significance – other than being a major let down after their massive Groundhog Day parties the night prior. (Do people do Groundhog Day parties? They should.)
But for College Football fans, the first Wednesday in February takes on a different meaning altogether thanks to National Signing Day.
For the uninitiated, National Signing Day is the first day where a high school senior can sign a “National Letter Of Intent”, which basically locks them into attending a certain college for the next year.
For the crazed, National Signing Day is a legit holiday. Thousands of people on Twitter actually spend large chunks of their lives tweeting at high school students in the hopes that they will attend the team the nut roots for. (Of course, most do not engage in this type of activity.)
It has become a real problem and some schools have tried to rein in their fan-bases as a result.
But Auburn University may have the best response to this social media problem.
Just take a look at this handy flowchart that the folks in the Auburn Compliance Department tweeted out:
With signing day approaching, please remember boosters and fans can’t tweet at recruits. #leaveittothecoaches pic.twitter.com/QWApi1jo9y
— Auburn Compliance (@AUCompliance) February 2, 2016
Seems pretty straightforward.
When in doubt, don’t tweet at random teenagers! It is creepy and not helpful to your team at all.
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