National Signing Day 2018: Multiple school Twitter accounts suspended at worst time

Thanks to social media, National Signing Day is a lot more viral than it used to be. While fax machines are still the go-to method for sending in National Letters of Intent, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like are key for announcements. 

So it's bad news when signing day rolls around and a school's Twitter account has been suspended.

It happened to Texas, briefly, on Tuesday. The account, which was back up by 9:30 a.m., had nearly 190,000 followers and was verified, so the suspension didn't make a lot of sense. 

But then on Wednesday, Georgia, Missouri and South Florida all had their accounts briefly suspended. Thankfully for them, all three are back online, though in some cases with far fewer follower counts as part of the repercussions. However, given the swiftness with which Texas was back up and running at full speed, it should be only a matter of time before everything is back to normal. Still, what an inopportune time to go dark on a huge social media tool. 

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Normally, an account is suspended for posting spam or abusive content. Jokes aside, that's not something for which an official football account would normally get dinged. The other plausible reason is that an account might be posting something with copyrighted material without permission, which, well, welcome to the internet?

So what big-time recruits are headed to your favorite school? Visit 247Sports.com to see how your team's future will be changed forever. Their recruiting analysts are on the ground right now for National Signing Day. Plus, use the code SIGN2018 to get 30 days completely free on any plan they offer!

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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