Remember the days when official documents from institutions and businesses were just typed on company letterhead? Well in the current atmosphere of high stakes College Football Recruiting, those days are long gone.
Schools began to send out their official offers to players who were verbally extended an offer by a coach or staff member on Tuesday. But instead of just a typed letter saying they had a scholarship offer, they sent out letters with sharp graphics and eye catching visuals.
Why do this? So players will be more excited about receiving the offer and then tweet them out to their followers like Marcus Murphy did.
Let's get it It's official pic.twitter.com/lsxP7TaS0G— Marcus Murphy (@_2ERA_) August 1, 2017
It’s a nice looking document. The school made sure to include the number the player currently wears for his high school team on the graphic to make it feel a little more personal.
If you’re wondering what a few other schools are doing, here are a few from some other SEC schools.
LSU tried hard to make theirs look cool by putting the recruit on an outline of LSU and the bottom portion of Mississippi. It’s just weird looking though in my opinion.
"Official" scholarship offers are rolling out today. Here's a wave of #LSU commits getting in their offer from the staff this morning. pic.twitter.com/u0vNe0Sa9E— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) August 1, 2017
Alabama refuses to get too fancy because Bama.
Roll Tide ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/4wqQGX6ZzW— SNAKE (@nikkkkbonitto) August 1, 2017
Texas A&M going with a simple approach but putting Kevin Sumlin’s picture on an iPhone like he was calling the recruit. It’s a bold strategy considering many don’t think he’ll be there next year.
#GigEm pic.twitter.com/89DM6UIh3a— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) August 1, 2017
Those are the only SEC West schools I could find. I’m sure Ole Miss, Auburn, and Arkansas have some interesting looking ones as well, I just couldn’t track them down.
The best one out there though, goes to East Carolina.
Today it becomes ECU official! August 1 = ☠️ Senior Offer Letters #P1R8TES pic.twitter.com/P2P0ONXZK5— ECU Football (@ECUPiratesFB) August 1, 2017
I can easily ignore the fact they misspelled scholarship because their official offers are PIRATE SCROLLS! Well done ECU.