Recruits, be warned. Husker coach Scott Frost is watching your social media

A recruit's social media history is one of the most important things Scott Frost evaluates to determine character.

If a football prospect wants to be recruited by Nebraska coach Scott Frost, he should know that the Husker staff will comb through his social media history checking for character.

An uncle attending one of Frost’s camps last week captured the comments as part of his YouTube camp vlog. Frost told prospects, in no uncertain terms, that certain mistakes on social media are disqualifiers for the Huskers.

“Aside from GPA, when we’re recruiting kids, the next thing we’re going to look at is what kind of kid the person is,” Frost said. “And part of that is looking through every ounce of social media we can possibly look at. So if some kid tweeted something four years ago that’s bad, we’re going to know about it.

“And I’ll tell you this right now — if there’s anything negative about women, if there’s anything racial or about sexuality, if there’s anything about guns or anything like that, we’re just not going to recruit you, period. Piece of advice for you — what you put on social media, that’s your résumé to the world. That’s what you’re trying to tell the world you’re all about. That’s how you’re advertising yourself. Be smart with that stuff.”

Frost said prospects shouldn’t tweet anything their mom wouldn’t be OK with reading.

“We will quickly drop somebody if there’s something bad on there,” Frost reiterated about social media.

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(2) comments


That is great advice for all young people. For that matter all of us!! Even what we write in these comment boxes! LOL Thanks Scott. You have a powerful pulpit.

Hjalmer Anderson

This fact alone is a great recommendation for Scott Frost.

Welcome to the discussion.

Please keep it clean, turn off CAPS LOCK and don't threaten anyone. Be truthful, nice and proactive. And share with us - we love to hear eyewitness accounts.

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