Fake recruit catfishes recruiting websites
A few high school students got the best of a few college football recruiting websites recently, after creating a fake prospect in an attempt to fool everyone.
An Instagram post from Elite College Football shed some light on a catfishing situation, in which some students created a fake recruit named Blake Carrienger, listing him as a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive lineman from Knoxville, Tennessee. A Twitter account was created and he had “received” offers from Alabama, Georgia and others.
Rivals.com picked up on the story and listed Carrienger as a three-star prospect. Another recruiting site, 247Sports, listed him in its composite rankings but did not provide its own evaluation of the player.
We all know about the dating side of catfishing, especially with former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o being a victim in 2012, but apparently it works in recruiting too.
It just goes to show that there are a lot of pranksters out there will to do just about anything for a laugh.