ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Believe it or not, there’s a college student who is not beholden to social media.
Brandon Watson, a junior cornerback at Michigan, said Tuesday during post-practice availability that he isn’t necessarily tied up with all things Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. A quick scan of social media didn’t turn up any accounts tied to him, either.
It’s a surprise admission from a college student. But Watson said so when he was asked about the video footage of teammate Chris Wormley colliding with a fan following Iowa’s 14-13 win last Saturday against No. 3 Michigan, which circulated across social media earlier this week.
“I don’t have any social media,” said Watson, who has 11 tackles in 10 games this season for the Wolverines. “It’s just not me. I guess I grew out of it.”
Which would mean that Watson actually has phone conversations and leaves voice mails, instead of hitting “@” to reply or tagging friends in Instagram photos.
“Texting,” Watson said. “I play music and games, too. That’s about it.”
Watson is possibly one of only a handful of Michigan’s players who aren’t on some sort of social media platform; teammate Jourdan Lewis is one of the Wolverines’ more outspoken and prolific users of Twitter, while tight end Ian Bunting has promoted his music and music videos on YouTube.