In an effort to keep fans out of the recruiting process, Maryland is turning to one person who has a very particular set of skills, skills acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for people who bother recruits online.
And recruits aren't opposed to Bryan Mills (also known as Liam Neeson) scaring some people off Twitter so their eligibility isn't Taken.
"One fan told me if I came to their school he would take me out to eat my entire four years of college," said Tommy Hatton, who was offered by Maryland, among others, before committing to North Carolina. "It weirded me out."
Some players just consider the source, though, when it comes to fan tweets. "After I decommitted from Penn State a guy said, 'Now that McLean's gone we can find a better defensive tackle finally. He sucked anyway.'" former PSU commit and current Maryland commit Adam McLean said. "That was funny to me."