Some words about Twitter, Recruitment and Rumors

Some words about Twitter, Recruitment and Rumors

Ricki Barkerover 6 years


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  Often Twitter is a good thing. A fun way to connect with friends, family, famous people and keep up with news in real time. But sometimes, Twitter can rear its ugly, jealous head and bring out the worst. Opinions and speculation. Lori Zimmerman, Stephen Zimmerman's mother, is feeling the backlash of just that. Earlier today, reports suggested that 6-11 center Stephen Zimmerman might not choose to play at Kentucky. Shortly after that, @msw_sports took to Twitter to claim Kentucky fans are spreading some hate about the recruit. Which, Ms. Zimmerman was quick to deny. The recruitment process is a time when young men and their families must make decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. It is a deeply, personal decision and with the advent of social media, it is also a public one. I agree that speculation causes a lot of drama for the families of recruits and people that directly tweet them unkind things should be banned from the Internet. There are a lot of rumors as to where these recruits will end up. The truth of the matter is, they are rumors. We don't know. I'm glad Ms. Zimmerman is defending the BBN and her son during this time and it serves as a reminder to us all that speculation is just that: speculation.   Whether or not Zimmerman chooses Kentucky or UNLV or somewhere else, I wish him and all the recruits the best of luck. And please, Twitter, mind your manners.

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