Amile Jefferson is a high-profile college basketball prospect, and like most of the kids these days, he has a Twitter account. On one hand, that's great, because it makes a public forum of the utterly ridiculous messages that grown-ass men send to players of Jefferson's stature. On the other, well, it is his account and he doesn't deserve to have people vomiting in its general direction on a daily basis and mostly this just sucks all around.
So what does someone like Amile Jefferson deal with in the buildup to his commitment? Here's a sample.
@AmileJefferson RALEIGHWOOD— Andrew Ryhanych (@packpride87) May 13, 2012
@AmileJefferson HIGHPOST OOOOoooooOOOOoooo— Andrew Ryhanych (@packpride87) May 13, 2012
Hey, coach, could you please commit an NCAA violation to satisfy my curiosity?
I don't know, I wouldn't completely dismiss the notion that he might regret it at least a tiny bit.
If I don't see it, it's not illegal.
You too can make a huge different.
@AmileJefferson GOD BLESS U ON UR DECISION GO BIG BLUE— rudysharpe (@rudysharpe1) May 14, 2012
@AmileJefferson Other people talk brag about facilities and programs. At Duke, it's about family. Come join us.— Chris Rackley (@ChrisRackley) May 14, 2012
This fellow just played a symphony on my heartstrings.
@AmileJefferson. I REALLY HOPE U PICK KENTUCKY TOMORROW GOOD LUCK EITHER WAY— JAMES UK #1 BLAKLEY (@BLAKLEY1118) May 15, 2012
Use your indoor voice, Jimmy.
You'll get hundreds of insulting messages if you don't commit to come here!! #PLAYERSFIRST