Internet Trolls Created a Fake High School Football Recruit and Rivals.com Ranked Him On Their Website

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Rivals.com, 247 Sports and other recruiting websites have the impossible task of tracking every high school football recruit in the country and providing a ranking for that player.

Unfortunately for Rivals.com their algorithm was exploited by Internet trolls who created a fake recruit that got ranked by their system despite the player not existing in real life.

The fake recruit somehow made it to the top 10 players to watch on Prep Xtra.

24/7 founder Shannon Terry took to Twitter to blast Rivals for falling for the fake recruit troll.

Hopefully Rivals tweaked their algorithm to weed out for fakes.

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