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Where’s Mark Richt recruiting today? Paul Johnson?

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You can find out where these guys are recruiting on the road by searching Social Media (Jason Getz/AJC)

Find these guys via Social Media (Jason Getz/AJC)

Where is UGA’s Mark Richt recruiting today? How about Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson?

Thanks to Social Media, celebrity football coaches can hardly go anywhere without it being mentioned quickly on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

It was easy to track Richt’s movements last month because kids took pictures of the coach and instantly posted it on Social Media. For example, when Richt stopped by Greater Atlanta Christian to check on some underclassmen, the Gwinnett school’s official Twitter account felt the need to let everybody know.

The days of coaches sneaking into high schools to eyeball prospects without having rival colleges find out about it are long gone.

“I hear these things are happening on Twitter, but I don’t ever go and look for them and think ‘Wow, look at that,’” Richt told the AJC.

“Our recruiting guys, they know what are happening. I think they like the attention it brings. It helps make your program more relevant to the general public. It can trickle down to recruits and their families that it was a big deal that this or that coach was there. So if that’s a positive, that’s fine.

“But we’re not trying to do anything in secret. But I don’t think (other colleges) need Social Media to know where we’re at. There’s still enough of a little network of people that you still know just about what everybody is doing, although there’s much more (publicity) about it when you see the pictures.”

If you want to instantly find out where Richt is over the next three weeks, just type his name in the Twitter search bar HERE. You can do that for Paul Johnson, too, although he is much harder to find because both his first and last names are common names, unlike “Richt.”

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