The University of Nebraska’s new head football coach, Scott Frost, talks tough when it comes to evaluating potential prospects. In order to recruit the right kind of players, he told the Omaha World-Herald that he will comb social media posts for character flaws. Among the factors that will disqualify a potential player from wearing Husker scarlet: “Anything about guns.”
That’s right. The Omaha World Herald had it in a story…
If a football prospect wants to be recruited by Nebraska coach Scott Frost, he should know that the Husker staff will comb through his social media history checking for character.
An uncle attending one of Frost’s camps last week captured the comments as part of his YouTube camp vlog. Frost told prospects, in no uncertain terms, that certain mistakes on social media are disqualifiers for the Huskers.
“Aside from GPA, when we’re recruiting kids, the next thing we’re going to look at is what kind of kid the person is,” Frost said. “And part of that is looking through every ounce of social media we can possibly look at. So if some kid tweeted something four years ago that’s bad, we’re going to know about it.
“And I’ll tell you this right now — if there’s anything negative about women, if there’s anything racial or about sexuality, if there’s anything about guns or anything like that, we’re just not going to recruit you, period.”…
Really coach? In Lincoln, Nebraska, home of the Cornhuskers?
So if a young athlete attended a shooting camp and posted one or more photos of the fun and excitement, you’re going to exclude him from your team?
What about a 6’4″ 220-pound prospect who runs a 4.5 40-yard dash…but tweeted a photo like this from a hunting trip with friends?
Hey Coach, why would you want to reject a potential recruit over a photo like this with a gun?
Let’s hope the coach meant illegal gun activities. Like this one.
This young man, Aquoness Cathery, posted this photo on his Facebook page last year.
A few months later, he ran from police in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. The same neighborhood where Guns Save Life recently turned in a bunch of broken down junk guns to Chicago Police in exchange for good old American cash.
Cathy doesn’t have to worry about playing football in Nebraska or anywhere else for that matter. He died after police shot him as he ran with a gun in his hand.
Maybe next time Coach Frost talks about combing through social media to evaluate the character of his potential recruits, he’ll be a little more precise about the kind of photos that he considers disqualifying.