SportsDash: Twitter is Oregon State’s secret recruiting weapon

Matt Grassie
NBC on Yahoo Sports

For certain high school players the college recruiting process is as simple as picking a school from the myriad that are begging you to attend. For the vast majority of high-schoolers with aspirations of playing NCAA football, however, it is a major undertaking of hustle and self-sale, sending tapes to coaches and running to showcases around the country to get the word out.

Oregon State's Mike Riley is making the process easier for high school prospects through the use of a medium that most of them are very familiar with. The coach allows prospective players to tweet him film via every Tuesday for him to review with his coaching staff.

SportsDash's Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) addresses Riley's outside-the-box recruiting tactics and discusses how Twitter could effect the process in the future.

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