2013 Social Media All-Star Prospect: Ben Boulware

Monday January 14th, 2013

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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.