Via "The Mom Blog"/ocregister.com
This is really a piggyback point off of the last slide, but there is so much that you can say about this topic that it's worth it's own slide.
Recruits, please keep the swearing to a minimum.
I like to mumble a bad word under my breath just as much as the next guy, but if there's anything I've learned in my 24 years of life, it's that there's a time and a place for everything.
Dropping a four-letter word in a private text to your best buddies is one thing. Constantly doing the same on social media is another though—especially on Twitter, where millions of people who don't know you personally can follow you.
I have to know as a writer that what I say publicly represents myself, but it also represents Bleacher Report. As a recruit, you have to be wise enough to know that saying something on social media is just like saying it in public.
It represents you as a recruit, and it could impact your recruitment.
There's no worse look than checking out a recruit's Twitter feed only to see multiple swear words and inappropriate content. It's not a good look (like I said before, recruiting is essentially a job interview), and at times, it can even get you in trouble.
Represent yourself in a professional manner on social media, because that's how the colleges that recruit you are going to expect you to act as a member of their football program.
Also, it's worth noting that this rule should be applied to highlight videos.
Nothing makes me cringe more than when I go to break down a recruit's film only to be greeted by a symphony of swear words coming from the mp3 they decided to dub over their highlights.
Really, this applies to music in general in highlights.
I guarantee you that Nick Saban doesn't turn up the music on your highlight film, and neither do I. As evaluators, it actually hinders the process of being able to watch your tape.
It may pump you up to watch your highlights with a song behind them, but it's not realistic, and it's certainly not pumping college coaches or evaluators up.
That statement is multiplied though when the song is littered with swear words.
Remember, you're always representing yourself.
That leads me to the next point...