If you ever find yourself with your phone in your hands about to tweet something negative at a recruit, stop, reconsider your life, and delete that tweet.
A few Tennessee fans forgot that simple rule recently, when Tennessee’s 247Sports site tweeted that the school was giving 3-star 2020 OC Cooper Mays a lot of attention.
Mays, the younger brother of 2018 5-star OL Cade Mays, received a lot of negative feedback from the tweet. Cade, obviously, went to Georgia, spurning the school that his father played at under Phillip Fulmer:
— Ryan Callahan (@RyanCallahan247) December 7, 2018
Per the 247Sports composite, Cooper Mays is the No. 5 center in the class of 2020 and the No. 20 overall recruit from the state of Tennessee.
The responses to the tweet were not a good look for Vol Nation, though it’s important to note that this seemingly is only a small portion of the fanbase:
Maybe the Dawgs could use him… pic.twitter.com/TEZRgjC5IJ
— 💀The_Punisher💀 (@punishment4real) December 7, 2018
Oh yeah for sure
— Cooper Mays (@CooperMays) December 7, 2018
— Big Daddy Vol (@daddy_vol) December 7, 2018
If he’s anything like his brother we don’t want him
— Drake Hickman (@HickmanDrake) December 7, 2018
— 🦅🇺🇸Vol Force One🍊🍊🚁 (@michael_parmley) December 7, 2018
Pretty sure his brother burned that legacy line
— Ryan Jennings (@Utrocky) December 8, 2018
— Tyler West (@Brotylerwest) December 7, 2018
Mays is sure to have plenty of big-name schools that would love to have him, so we’ll see if this negative reaction from the Vols influences his decision. Perhaps he’ll join his brother at Georgia instead — Kirby Smart would be excited to have another Mays along the offensive line.