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Facebook, Twitter taking over

Social media, for better or worse, is changing the way recruiting game is played

Updated: January 30, 2012, 11:10 AM ET
By Jake Trotter | ESPN RecruitingNation

Bill Curry spent only a decade away from coaching. But when Curry returned to coach Georgia State in 2008, in some ways it felt like it had been a century.

"I didn't know doodly-squat about Facebook and Twitter," the former Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky coach said.

Then Curry discovered that any one of his recruits could be reached at any time through social media. The next day, Curry had a Facebook page. Soon after that, a Twitter handle.

"Those things have affected recruiting ...

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