Odd: Georgia Bulldogs football sending recruits sketched portraits (pics)
Nope, nothing totally odd or slightly creepy about that. Question: I see that Georgia Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt signed the sketches, but did he draw them?
Given the highly competitive nature of college football recruiting, not to mention the fact that the pursuit of heavily coveted high school stars becomes more and more cutthroat with each passing year, athletic departments are open to pretty much anything that will help give them an edge over other schools.
Even the powerhouse schools, such as Ohio State, have been known to think outside the box when pitching to recruits.
With that in mind, perhaps the Bulldogs football program should be credited for its new and novel way of getting a potential recruit’s attention instead of criticizing them for perhaps navigating into slightly creepy territory.
Apparently, Richt and his staff now are sending potential recruits sketched portraits of players in which the coveted athletes are depicted wearing Bulldogs gear.
Outside linebacker D’Andre Walker (ranked #9 in the country at his position) and middle linebacker Roquan Smith (ranked as the third-best MLB prospect) received personalized sketches in the mail.
Little Something Georgia Sent Today #godawgs pic.twitter.com/8Q27drOKMh
— D’Andre Walker (@LuxuryLife1K) April 2, 2014
Something from UGA and Mark Richt #DawgNation #UGADawgs pic.twitter.com/q7t2B2P4ld
— Hunnit_Gang1 (@RoquanSmith1) February 28, 2014
Given both players hail from Georgia, there’s at least a decent chance these portraits didn’t even up being flushed down the toilet, something a Notre Dame commit once did with Alabama recruiting letters.
Weird stuff, man. What’s next? Sculptures? Mosaics? Crudely drawn pictures on an Etch-a-Sketch? Love sonnets? Stop the insanity!
[H/T College Football Talk]