When you are one of the most sought after high school football players in the country, choosing a college to enroll in is a difficult enough decision in itself. Then, you have to deal with the fans. Recruits who visit places like Longhorn and Crimson Tide country are treated like royalty. On one hand, it must be flattering for 17 and 18-year-old kids. On the other, it can be an overwhelming nuisance.
According to Rivals.com, top defensive line recruit Joe Mathis recently had to change hotel rooms during a visit to Nebraska because fans were knocking on his door and harassing him.
“I thought out here (in California) was big with football but that stuff was big,” Mathis explained. “People think you’re a celebrity. I was in my hotel room and people were knocking on the door telling me to go to Nebraska. How do they know my room? We had to change rooms.”
How do they know your room? That’s probably the easiest information they got their hands on. They also know the last four digits of your social security number, your mother’s maiden name, what you great grandfather did for work, and how many siblings you have. Mathis also said that he tweeted his dinner plans at Buffalo Wild Wings during a visit to Michigan and was bombarded with fans there as well. So much to learn, so little time to learn it.
H/T Eye on College Football
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