Herb Hand wants you to know this: Be nice on Twitter if you want to play at Penn State.
You might remember Herb Hand, the Nittany Lions' new offensive line coach, from his appearance on the popular cooking competition show "Chopped" earlier this offseason. Well, he and his fellow Penn State coaches (helmed, of course, by new head coach James Franklin) have been cleaning up on the recruiting trail, with the Lions boasting one of the top-five recruiting classes in the nation for the Class of 2015.
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But while landing top talent hasn't been an issue, there's been at least one issue with a prospect's use of social media, and Hand felt compelled to tweet about it Wednesday.
Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence...Actually glad I got to see the 'real' person before we offered him.— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) July 30, 2014
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Consider it a warning to future prospects. Social media has obviously had dire consequences for people in the past. There have been plenty of instances of people losing their jobs or even attracting the attention of law enforcement because of what they post on Twitter or Facebook. It appears at least one school is watching social media very closely when it comes to recruiting.
So all you high schoolers best be on your best behavior online if you want to be a Nittany Lion.