Recently, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish got a decommitment from running back Markese Stepp. Stepp is a 4 star prospect from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, and had been a long time commit for the Irish and one of the most vocal recruiters for the 2018 class. Unfortunately, things were not going to work out with him and Notre Dame and their was an amicable and mutual parting of ways.
Some fans, like Kenny, didn’t get the message:
It’s amazing how high school kids like Markese Stepp are more mature than adults on Twitter.— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) December 5, 2017
This came into Stepp’s DMs after his decommitment on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/9ZfP40bkH8
For as long as I’ve been on Twitter, I have pleaded with ALL fans to just stay the hell away from recruits. Hell, I don’t even approve of tweeting them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY or a GREAT GAME FRIDAY. They’re high school kids, and I just don’t see how your interaction with them is so necessary.
My pleas have mostly fallen on deaf ears, and some responses have been pretty funny - if you’re into grown men arguing their case about contacting teenage boys on the internet (doesn’t sound so cool now huh?).
BUT THEY LOVE THE ATTENTION AND THEY WANT ME TO TWEET AT THEM...
You can explain that to Chris Hansen weeknights on CNBC.
Listen, there is no way my crusade to civilize the entire Notre Dame fanbase on Twitter is ever going to succeed. I’m tilting at windmills, and I’m riding a donkey here - but I don’t care.
LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ALONE. And if you can’t do that, please just don’t be one of the biggest douchebags on the Internet. Don’t be Kenny.