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    Recruiting process cracked open?

    This is pretty amazing - an article on SI.com about a HS QB that is pretty high in terms of teams recruiting him. He and his family are scanning every letter in and posting them on a website.

    Andy Staples: A*closer look at the small and LARGE print of recruiting letters - Andy Staples - SI.com

    And here's the link (from the article) regarding the actual letters!
    Offers

    Very eye opening, and how much each letter is pretty much the same smoke and mirrors. :)


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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Iowa fans wonder why they don't list the conference championships on the letter as other schools do. I assume it is because there is too many to list. (Not that we have much to talk smack on that issue)

    It is interesting to see what the different schools have in the letters though.


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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    I enjoyed the barb at Mike "I'm a Man!" Gundy for writing his entire letter in all caps -- although that's actually inaccurate. The font OSU uses, called Cornerstone (I believe), uses the "small caps" style. But jeez, it is a serious eyesore.

    Some of these need to be proofread. Take Baylor's for example:

    It is with a great deal of pleasure that I am writing you this letter to let you know of our desire for you to join our football program at Baylor.
    Yikes. Tone it down, Bears. Fewer prepositions and better word choice. I am wholly unimpressed by some of these letters -- yes, including Iowa's.



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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Another gem, this one from Mike Stoops:

    It is with great pleasure to offer you a full football scholarship
    I think Arizona hired Roger Sprague to write their scholarship offer letters.



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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Take Baylor's for example:

    And did you see Briles' hand written message at the bottom? HA... i had to keep rereading it for several minutes figuring out those chicken scratces.


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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Anyone notice the marinara sauce on the letter from Kanas? Wonder who thats from



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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    And did you see Briles' hand written message at the bottom? HA... i had to keep rereading it for several minutes figuring out those chicken scratces.
    His handwriting isn't nearly as disturbing as the subtext in that message. "I like the passion you play with. See if you can make a camp date?"

    Sounds like Mr. Briles is trying to get a little fresh.


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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    I would have thought that a disclaimer would be standard these days



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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Anyone notice the marinara sauce on the letter from Kansas? Wonder who thats from
    Is that like the old royal seal done with wax...except with a Mangino twist?



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    Re: Recruiting process cracked open?

    Look at Kirk's list of requirements for the kid to qualify for a scholarship, especially #4. Hahahahaha.



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