Michael Gilchrist, who committed to Kentucky's 2011 class in April, sent some interesting messages out on Twitter last night.
He immediately caught the eyes of hundreds of Wildcat fans when he posted:
MikeGilchrist I think I’m going to take 3 official visits
That Tweet has since disappeared, but not before Gilchrist was hit with questions about his commitment to Kentucky. He was asked if he has decommitted and he replied simply with "No."
He also posted:
MikeGilchrist I'm soo connected to my mother she is all I have I can't leave her by her self.. I know my bro @joshSelby32 feel me
MikeGilchrist Wish my dad was here right about now, I really need him!
His night of mysterious Tweets ended with:
MikeGilchrist Just had a long talk to Coach Cal.. Ill be on campus next weekend
Just minutes ago, Gilchrist posted:
MikeGilchrist I'm still 100 percent committed to UK. Ill be on campus on Thursday
My Thoughts: I don't feel this is anything for Kentucky fans to be concerned with, although it is out there publicly and must be noted.
I personally think this is yet another instance of social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook allowing fans into the minds of 16-18 year old kids. It is a world that sports fans in general have never had access to and one that is not always accurate.
Ten years ago, a kid thinking out loud would have been a private matter. Today, these feelings are aired publicly and can easily lead to misconceptions, over-exaggerations and "much ado about nothing."