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Via Duke Hoop Blog came this note from CBSSports.com writer Bryan Fischer:

Under the radar re: Social media/NCAA: Enforcement has told schools that if a fan/booster tweets/Facebook's a recruit, that's a violation...
In a few cases, that's manageable. It's not that hard to search Facebook and find groups set up by fans in an effort to lure a recruit; you probably remember the hoohaw when NC State shut down the John Wall group. But the rest? Impossible to monitor or enforce. It's direct person-to-prospect messages that constitute the bulk of interaction on the internet. (Edit: As a couple people on Twitter have pointed out, there's nothing to stop, say, a Duke fan from posing as a Tar Heel fan on Twitter and no way to verify the authenticity of accounts like that.)

To get an idea of just how impossible it would be, I sifted through the Twitter accounts belonging to a couple of high-major college basketball recruits and NC State targets: Rodney Purvis and TJ Warren. Here's a sampling of messages from fans from just the last week or so.





 

 

 

@rpurvis_44 I think making young men go to one yr of college is crazy too, but the next best thing would be one big year at NCSU.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 lookin good big baller! U look good in blue too btw ;-). How bout a S/O for Blue Devil Nation!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

@rpurvis_44 make sure to surround yourself with people who challenge you not only ones who praise you. #Mizzouless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

 

 

@rpurvis_44 Ima made myself a legend at Missouri! You will be a Program Changer at #Mizzou instead of just another Blue Devil. #BeSpecialless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 ur the man rodney. Just the thought that you would consider Mizzou has created a buzz in this town that I have never seen!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 wish it could have been The Ville, but best of luck to ya. #cardnationless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 he's looking down on you smiling. He has a great kid. He and I will both be smiling bigger if you pick Duke!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 Your dad would be proud of you bro you have a bright future, even tho UofL is off your list I'm still a big fan. Stay string manless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 I hope you come to Duke, but even if you don't, I respect the fact you keep people updated.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@rpurvis_44 Heard you been tearing it up at the NBA camp, Congrats, and have a safe trip home! Go Duke!!!!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

Every one should follow the future and possible bright future of #Mizzou. @wainright24 @rpurvis_44 @TyrekeCoger @earnest33_ross @KEION_BELLless than a minute ago via Twitterrific Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

who does these rankings? 4 stars is LEGIT..but @T_warren32 should have a 5th..#hesthatgoodless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@T_warren32 glad to see you are representing 27529 and fellow garner alum @29DWest is helping along the way... would love u to be a tarheel!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@T_Warren32 cover of ESPN recruiting mag...coming up big! Predicting you in the top ten by next summer #MissingLinkless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@T_warren32 good job this weekend...cant wait to see u drop 39 pts with a NC STATE jersey onless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

"@T_warren32: My pops #24 back at NC STATE! http://t.co/HDOz8q8" ncus's bringing those back. u cld join ur dad & @Follow24Hodge w/ wearin 24less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

 

 

@T_warren32 I think Warrens look great in STATE uniforms! You were born with #wolfblood in you!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply