Catfishing apparently doesn't just exist in the world of online dating. It exists in the world of online college football recruiting, too.
A story is going viral on social media, claiming a fake recruit was able to "catfish" a major college football recruiting site.
The story: Some students created a social media account for a made-up high school football player named Blake Carringer. He was a "6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive lineman from Grace Christian HS in Knoxville, Tennessee."
The player claimed to have scholarship offers from several major programs, including Alabama, Georgia and Florida, among other schools.
A major recruiting site, Rivals.com, allegedly ranked him in their database as a three-star prospect.
The Instagram post telling the story has nearly 20,000 likes already.
The story is gaining traction on social media, too.
Tweets from this made-up recruit have mostly been deleted, but screenshots of his account have been obtained:
We're in the doldrums of the college football offseason, but thanks to recruiting (or, in this case, fake recruiting) we have something to entertain us.
And, of course, a lesson: Always take everything you see on the internet with a grain of salt.