Oregon State recruiting: A survey of Mike Riley's #BeaverBarrage hashtag

Mike Riley, Twitter

Mike Riley knows exactly what he's doing.

College football coaches can't really say much about recruiting, due to NCAA rules. Not even on Twitter, despite recruiting being a major reason so many of them are on Twitter to begin with.

Oregon State's Mike Riley and company have found one creative way around that. The answer is #beaverbarrage, which is also a funny hashtag to deploy in any context whatsoever.

Riley's been plotting the location of his coaches over the last few weeks, with colorful maps being added to the itineraries over the last few days. One gets the sense of Riley sitting at a great, orange #beaverthrone in the #beavercommandcenter, moving his #beaverchess pieces around the #beavermap, receiving #beaverintel from the field and adjusting #beaverbattle plans.

We could guess many of the prospects being targeted by each coach. The prospects themselves certainly could, and any players who see these maps likely start to feel OSU coaches are flying all around the country JUST TO SEE ME. We'll see if it works. It makes more sense that what Florida's doing on Twitter, at least.

That said, #beaverbarrage.

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