With the internet and social media college football fans have an unprecedented ability to connect and interact with their schools recruits. That is both a good thing and bad thing, because fan bases accept players with open arms white other school’s fans “attack” recruits for spurning their school.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said the death threats being issued is a serious issue.
“There’s so much going on right now with early commitments and everything around signing day,” Sumlin said on the Jim Rome Show, via the Dallas Morning News. “You have one fanbase that’s incredibly happy and being extremely positive with these guys and then you have another fanbase, or a couple fanbases, that are issuing death threats and posting pictures of shotguns and things like that. It may not seem that serious to the people that are doing it but I’ve seen these guys in tears. I’ve had parents that are concerned. It’s a serious situation.”