Most of the nation's top high school recruits believe the College Football Playoff is the best way to determine the national champion, think athletes should receive a stipend, want an early signing period and have been harassed by fans on social media. ESPN.com conducted a wide-ranging survey of the top 300 high school football recruits in the nation and received more than 150 responses. The survey was conducted over a three-week period in June and July, and players were asked about their views on college athletics today and their experiences as a heavily recruited player.
Sixty-two percent said they have had a fan who follows them on social media harass them, and some fans have even gone to great lengths to get in touch with the recruits. UCLA four-star quarterback commitment Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California, said a Michigan fan somehow got a hold of his cellphone and called him regularly,