Recruiting contacts between coaches and athletes long centered on face-to-face meetings, phone calls and handwritten letters.

But now it’s all about social media.

Since the NCAA banned coaches from sending text messages to recruits, they have been relying on Facebook and Twitter for the majority of communications.

In a story in The New York Times examining the trend, an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania said about 75 percent of his communication with recruits is through Facebook.

Though the article focuses on the two showcase sports in college athletics — football and men’s basketball — it’s certainly pertinent for lacrosse as well.

You can check out the article by clicking here.

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