Student Well-Being

Georgia Football Coach Dropped Recruit Due to Twitter Activity

By Bryan Toporek — August 06, 2014 1 min read

Last week, Pennsylvania State University offensive line coach Herb Hand revealed that he had halted his recruitment of a student-athlete because of offensive content the player posted on Twitter.

As it turns out, he wasn’t the only coach to cop to such a move in recent days.


During the University of Georgia’s media day on Friday, head football coach Mark Richt revealed that he, too, had a negative experience when it came to a recruit’s social-media activity. Richt went one step further than Hand, however; he rescinded a scholarship offer because of what the recruit was posting on Twitter, as

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.