One of the last great frontiers in rivalry trolling will be the rise of an underground blood sport between, say, USC and UCLA boosters, or warring factions of the Iron Bowl, to get as many opposing players into NCAA trouble via social media violations as humanly possible. This is a frontier that right now only exists in our imaginations, complete with a scoring system jotted down on assorted cocktail napkins, but until it coalesces into reality, a Frequently Asked Question:
Q. Should I be spending a lot of time tweeting at high school athletes in an attempt to sway their college choices?
A. No. This is invariably some combination of gross, dumb, unnecessary and a secondary violation.
Q. What if I, myself, am an elite high school athlete?
A. Then it is funny.
Ben Boulware is a Rivals three-star linebacker out of Anderson, South Carolina, and the first addition from the class of 2013 to our social media all-stars roster. Good topical awareness; great reach; diabolical hitting power. Tremendous upside.