In late summer of 1982, five freshmen running backs gathered in the office of Clemson assistant coach Chuck Reedy for their first official meeting as Tigers.
Terrence Flagler looked at Stacy Driver, who looked at David Barnett, who looked at Kenny Flowers, who looked at Steve Griffin.
They all looked at Reedy, all five wondering exactly the same thing: who are these other guys?
None of the five, one of the players later related, had any idea that the Tigers had signed even one other running back, much less four.
In the aftermath of Clemson's 1981 national championship, Danny Ford and his staff had hit the recruiting trail hard and signed arguably the most talented and dynamic collection of running backs in school history - players who were mainstays in Clemson's backfield for the next five seasons.
These days, it just wouldn't happen.
Jeff Scott knows.
He grew up accompanying his dad, Brad, on the recruiting trail, and though he's been Clemson's recruiting coordinator for just four years, in that period he's seen the recruiting game change fundamentally.
"Ten years ago, you could talk to three different receivers and tell them all 'you're my No. 1 receiver,'" said Scott. "Now they're all on Twitter, and they all know who you've offered, who's committed and who's signed. Even since January, 2009, when I officially took over as recruiting coordinator, until now - just in four years - it's definitely changed. I think social media is a game-changer."
Social media - and the ease with which information and misinformation flow - has had ramifications for both players and coaches.
"You have to really be careful as coaches what you're telling these young men," said Scott. "And you have to be careful what you write them. They can take a letter, snap a picture of it and post it on Twitter. These guys are communicating with each other, keeping up with the recruiting game.
"Plus, they're able to find out a lot more about your university and your football program much earlier in the process, just because of all the information that's out there on the internet.
"At the same time, as coaches, we're able to learn more about guys much earlier, just because of all the video that's out there and accessible. In the past, you might have to wait until a hard copy came in the mail. So entire process is starting earlier, with more information out there for everybody, and more communication."
Scott said that interaction between fans and prospects - once strictly prohibited by the NCAA - has become unmanageable.
"The NCAA really doesn't know how to handle that or restrict it, and you can see it having an impact," Scott explained. "Certain schools have a very strong fan base on Twitter, and these guys are getting 65 or 70 Twitter mentions a day from certain programs. To a 16 or 17-year-old kid, that can make a huge difference. Four or five years ago, those kinds of things didn't even exist."
Scott, who four years ago put iPhones into the hands of all Clemson's assistant coaches, says the Tigers' coaches - including old timers like Dan Brooks and Robbie Caldwell - have embraced the new technology and the role that social media plays in recruiting.
Everyone, he said, will be challenged by the NCAA's new deregulation, which, in effect, waves a green flag for unlimited communication.
"In a way, I'm eager for a new challenge," said Scott "I like change. I get excited hearing Coach Swinney talk about the new staff we're going to be adding here at Clemson. We're going to think about that and try to be creative in some of the things that we do.
"At the same, we may look back it 10 years from now and say 'what have we created?' I think we'll see that if we could go back to the way it used to be, it would be a lot easier for the prospect.
"But that's what we have. And if we don't keep up with it, we'll be left behind. We'll definitely be finding ways to better market Clemson using those new rules."