You would like to say that players need to learn from their mistakes and that schools should educate the players about the proper use of social media.
But the reality today is that schools (and employers) can learn a lot about the character, sense of humor and off-field activities of their recruits through their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Here is a brief excerpt of the info but for the graphic details of his tweets you will have to click through to the article.
High school kids, especially high school kids seeking a Division I scholarship to play football, should probably lay off the Twitter. Michigan abruptly stopped recruiting Don Bosco Prep (see: awesome New Yorker piece) star Yuri Wright, Rivals’ No. 85 overall, No. 3 cornerback out of New Jersey. His tweets, featuring some graphic racial and sexual content, seem like a plausible impetus for that decision.