The ugly side of social media

Decommitments are part of recruiting, but that doesn't mean Twitter has to like it

Originally Published: January 31, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN RecruitingNation

The college decision is difficult for nearly every recruit. There are factors to weigh, coaches to get to know, families to consider and often pressure from fans to block out.

Sometimes 17-year-olds don't make the right decision the first time. Sometimes they decide too early. Sometimes things change. Sometimes they change.

But some fans always feel they should give their opinions.

When Michigan head coach Brady Hoke arrived on campus, he instituted a rule that is fairly ...

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