Grayson High School football player Robert Nkemdiche, right, the nation Grayson High School football player Robert Nkemdiche, right, the nation's top recruit, is congratulated by his brother Denzel during Robert Nkemdiche's announcement to play college football for Ole Miss, at a Grayson, Ga., signing ceremony Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Denzel Nkemdiche also plays for the Rebels. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  

Ole Miss recruiter sends hundreds of Facebook messages to prospect, prospect’s girlfriend

An Ole Miss football recruiter took to the Internet in an attempt to reel in five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.

Chris Kiffin reportedly send approximately 800 Facebook messages to Tunsil and 400 to his girlfriend during the recruiting process, according to the Clarion Ledger.

“A lot of coaches have (staff) guys run their Facebooks, but I wanted it to be like if you’re texting somebody,” Kiffin said. “I asked about his family. A lot of it is daily motivational. There’s a target on your back. Good luck against whomever. It’s just striking up conversation.”

Tunsil signed with the Rebels, too.

“I told you since day one it was all about relationships, and that’s what me and Coach Kiffin have,” said Tunsil.

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