Almost every high school football recruit operates a Twitter account. Many try to use the platform to connect with colleges, while others build a following with fans.
Finding a handle often can be a difficult task. These eight future college standouts set themselves apart with their Twitter monikers.
Here are eight of our favorite Twitter handles and names in the class of 2017.
If you only have one person in the class of 2017 to protect your blind side, “Thebigfozbear” would be a great choice. Standing 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, Sarell is truly a bear on the football field. If his Twitter handle is any indication, he deserves the No. 9 overall rank in the nation.
His parents set it up with his name, but 4-star QB Jake Fromm smashes it home with his Twitter name. Fromm’s Twitter handle is a simple @FrommJake, but his Twitter name parodies the popular State Farm commercial for a classic nickname.
Florida commit Kadeem Telfort gets right to the point: You will not get past him. If Telfort can bring his mindset to the offensive line at Florida, he may see the field sooner than people think.
North Allegheny (Penn.) offensive tackle Joshua Lugg keeps it simple with his Twitter name and takes advantage of a pun-able last name to create a solid handle. You will soon see the 4-star “JLuggnut” on the field at Notre Dame.
It’s often difficult to find kids who want to play cornerback, but Bishop Mora Salesian (Calif.) CB Deommodore Lenoir has bought all the way in. His Twitter name doubles down on what he plans to do defensively, putting the clamps on your favorite team’s receiver. He adds to it with his location: “Gilligan’s Island.” With offers from Oregon, LSU and Florida, he will soon be isolating receivers at the next level.
Short, simple, descriptive – Seth Stewart’s handle has it all. Listed at 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, the Point Pleasant (W.Va.) OT fits the description with ease. To cap it off, Stewart describes himself as “320 pounds of twisted-steel and sex appeal.” Marshall fans will surely be happy to get him.
For those who do not know, this handle is modeled after Los Angeles Lakers swingman and Iggy Azalea’s fiancée Nick Young, who is known by the moniker “Swaggy P.” Considering Young does not have a P in his name, Texas A&M commit Travis Etienne’s account makes much more sense alphabetically.
If you are a top football prospect, stick with what you know. Lewisville (Texas) WR Tyrell Shavers has likely heard “Rell for six” numerous times. By making it his Twitter handle, the Alabama commit predicts what will soon happen to opposing defenses in the SEC.