Georgia Bulldogs recruit Steven Nelson was harassed by over-the-top fan
The internet is indeed a crazy place and the world of digital sports can be one of its nuttiest. University of Georgia recruit Steven Nelson got a serious taste of that when rumors began to surface online that he had switched his commitment from Georgia to Texas Tech.
The fever hit its peak when the defensive back got a call from a fan that encouraged him to stick with the Bulldogs.
At first he thought nothing of it as he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution but when the caller took his conversation with Nelson viral via Twitter and various message boards things got out of hand.
“I get phone calls almost every day from college recruiters and reporters,” Nelson said. “He called me up, and I forgot what his name was. The way he was talking, I thought he was a reporter, so I stayed on the phone. He was just trying to convince me to stay with Georgia, told me how good of a player I was, and wished me a good year.”
“I didn’t think nothing of it until somebody called me, an ESPN guy [DawgNation's Radi Nabulsi], who told me the guy put it on Twitter that he talked to me on the phone.”
Apparently, this stalker/kook created a lot of chaos in various forums as he was disruptive to the degree that he not only defended his actions but he crossed the line and stated that he would tell the NCAA that he was acting on the school’s behalf when he was challenged for what he did.
Hopping on social media and bragging about an interaction with a athelete is one thing. People post pictures and autographs just about every minute of what they have done with or gotten from someone that can tote the rock.
Tracking down a kid’s cell phone number and creating all of this drama is not cool, it’s not supportive and it renders you the exact opposite of a fan.
If Georgia were to get hit with a secondary recruitment violation for this ( which they won’t , how much of a fan would this person be then?