Just last week, a number of lowcountry natives signed their national letters of intent to play college football. But the way the recruiting leading up to signing day has changed over the last few years is immeasurable and a big reason for that is the way social media has injected itself, like it has in all aspects of life, into recruiting.
"It's huge because the kids are on it and if you're not on it, you're behind" said Charleston Southern Head Coach Jamey Chadwell. "because that's how they communicate. That's how they find out about our program. So we spent a lot of time trying to make sure we were on that."
Before, college coaches could only check in on a recruit with the occasional phone call. Now, depending on how active they are on Facebook or Twitter, a kids actions can be watched at all times. Sometimes that can be a helpful thing.