'If you're not using social media, you're missing the boat'
- by Zach Barnett 1 year ago
In 20 years as a college coach across six schools, Tim Brewster has proven one ability time and time again: recruiting. After all, this is the guy who recruited a quarterback named Vince Young to Texas.
Recruiting is about finding a way to relate to young people and, in his introductory press conference at Florida State, Brewster explains the key to recruiting in 2013.
"I think that if you're not using social media, you're missing the boat a little bit today," said Brewster. "I think that it's a tremendous way to reach out because young people today, that's how they communicate. They communicate in social media. Today, young people don't want to talk on the phone, they're interested in communicating via email, Twitter, Facebook, all those different things. If you're not taking advantage of that aspect in recruiting, again you're missing the boat."
Brewster has captained the proverbial boat for Florida State. The Seminoles have sent their tight ends coach into enemy territory, taking over as Florida State's South Florida recruiter for former offensive coordinator James Coley, who just so happens to call Coral Gables home now.
"I try not to go overboard with the Twitter and that type of stuff but it's hard sometimes because I enjoy it," he concluded.