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Herb Hand wants recruits to know that social media can decide a scholarship offer

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Herb Hand talks to the media after being introduced as Penn State's new run game coordinator and offensive line coach, during news conference at Beaver Stadium, in University Park, Pa., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT)

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Possible Penn State recruits should be quite cognizant of what they're posting to Facebook and Twitter and the perceptions that the messages create.

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted Wednesday morning that the school dropped a recruit because of his social media presence.

Not only does the tweet serve as a subtle message to the recruit that Penn State is now not pursuing, but it doubles as a warning to all other Penn State recruits that coaches are watching what they post. Oh, and it's also a way for Penn State to say that they won't just take any recruit.

Is it an effective message? We'll see. Saying whatever you want without fear of consequences on social media is an enticing proposition, especially for teenagers. But as Hand has said before, Penn State says it's watching everything.

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