Now we know what happens when business news collides with college recruiting.
On Thursday, Seattle-based Amazon released an updated list of 20 metro areas that are possibilities to become the home of the company’s second headquarters. You can see the full list of 20 here, but something funny happened after the news broke: many Twitter users responded with recruiting jokes.
You can understand why. Releasing a top 10 or top 20 list on Twitter is nothing new to prospects who are part of modern-day recruiting. There’s little that separates a college coach attempting to woo a blue-chip prospect and what leaders within various metro areas are doing to try to lure Amazon. (Yes, gaining the second Amazon headquarters would be a game-changer for the fortunate city that is chosen.)
We’ve decided to collect a few creative recruiting-related tweets that surfaced Thursday morning. (For fun, here’s a list of the college programs that are local to the 20 finalists, courtesy of The Spun.)
Gonna be wild when Amazon ends up just committing to Ole Miss in the end, without even taking an official visit. https://t.co/A0poyS6wCN
— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) January 18, 2018
— Ralph Amsden (@ralphamsden) January 18, 2018
— Andrew Astleford (@aastleford) January 18, 2018
— Tim England (@tengland150) January 18, 2018
— Chris Peak (@PantherLair) January 18, 2018
— Adam Boedeker (@aboedeker) January 18, 2018
I'm glad we all had the same recruiting thought when Amazon released its top 20. I'm proud of you all. pic.twitter.com/T52nFtkMsT
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 18, 2018