Recruiting in college athletics has changed drastically over time. You could probably go back to a time, not too long ago, when recruits weren’t well-known outside of the schools that wanted them. Basically, casual fans didn’t know who they were until they stepped on campus. The Rice Owls are showing everyone in the nation just how different college recruiting is now after sending a letter to a recruit’s cat.
Yes, you read that correctly. Rice co-offensive coordinator Billy Lynch really wanted to hook three-star QB recruit J.T. Granato, so what did he do? Well, he sent the kid’s cat a letter, of course.
— John Granato (@johngranato) May 16, 2014
Just how desperate do you have to be to send a top target’s cat a recruitment letter? Apparently it worked, however, as Granato committed on Thursday night after his cat received the letter.
He better be worth it, because his cat is expecting big things and serious playing time.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the letter read as follows:
As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.
Okay, so it’s kind of clever and the kid seemed to like it. So maybe pet recruiting is the thing of the future?
I hope not.
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