What would you do if one of your boys decided to join your company?
You might send him a text. You might give him a phone call or you might send out a text welcoming him to the family. That is what University of Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree when he found out “his little brother” linebacker Mike McCray was attending Michigan. It is a violation of NCAA rules and the school has notified the governing body of the incident.
I say drop it. Michigan does not gain a competitive advantage because of the tweet. The tweet is not changing any minds. It was like sending out a public congratulations card. I do not see the harm. The two attended the same high school in Ohio. However, the NCAA has this rule on the book and Roundtree might have violated it.
“NCAA rules do not allow comments about possible recruits on an institution’s social media page or a page belonging to someone affiliated with the institution. In addition, these pages cannot feature photos of prospects and messages cannot be sent to recruits using these social media technologies other than through their e-mail function.”
I can understand if a recruit is deciding between a few schools and someone is publicly calling for them to come to their school. But his is not the case. Let’s hope the NCAA uses common sense, tells Roundtree not to do it again and moves on.