If you have been on social media throughout the day, you could begin noticing your timelines getting flooded with countless retweets from college football coaches.
Well, that is because the new NCAA recruiting rules — NCAA proposal 2015-48 — went into effect on Monday, Aug. 1.
Under the new guidelines, college coaches are able to publicly interact with high school recruits on social media by liking statuses or messages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. On Twitter, coaches can also retweet statuses from players as “endorsements.”
Of course, coaches cannot directly reply to the messages and they cannot tag recruits directly in articles about them.
So with the new rules kicking into full swing, here is one way to avoid having your timelines flooded by college coaches in the future.
Pro tip: For all those coaches you follow, go ahead and shut off their retweets now. pic.twitter.com/LAt0x15Uqf
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) August 1, 2016
Now you have all been spared.