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We’ve seen coaches go to some pretty extensive lengths to convince players to come play for their squad. For example, last week Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops sent Braxton Berrios 104 handwritten letters. Or there is the always comical NC State recruiting letter that was sent to C.J. Reavis trying to sway him. But after today, those tactics seem a little less “out there.”
Take a look at what Mississippi State sent 5-star cornerback Marlon Humphrey:
According to Lost Lettermen, “Fruit Punch” is Humphrey’s nickname. We’ve also seen the can of swag before in a weird letter that MSU sent Humphrey back in April:
Not sure how this recruiting tactic will turn out for the Bulldogs but it’s definitely unique. What do you think? Would you pick to play for a school who sends you stick figure drawings?
[Lost Lettermen via Saturday Down South]
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This is now the third comical recruiting letter from the Mississippi State Bulldogs coaching staff that has emerged on the Internet and I have to say that at this point I would love to meet the head coach, Dan Mullen. I just want to know how they come up with these drawings and what the logic is behind these letters and why they think this is a good idea. I feel like most recruits...
Michigan linebacker commit Michael Ferns recently opened a recruiting letter from Mississippi State that he had forgotten about and this is what was inside. If you remember, Ferns also received a letter from the Bulldogs coaching staff that said “YOU’RE A BALLER” on the inside and nothing else. Not sure what Swag tastes like, but I think “Stark Vegas” could be a fun...
Mississippi State assistant coach Geoff Collins is back to sending swaggerish recruiting letters, or as some would call them, pieces of artwork.
Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, known around these parts for the great "You're a Baller" and "Can of SWAG" recruiting notes, has returned to this happy land with his latest artistic venture for cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
While another strong effort from Collins (though why is Buggs Life so small?), perhaps it is time to use...
Mississippi State picked up their 15th commitment in the 2014 class Wednesday and it came from four-star outside linebacker Gerri Green. Find out what MSU is getting here...
While it has been a long time coming, Mississippi State fans have the news they have been waiting for as Greenville-Weston four star linebacker Gerri Green has committed to Coach Dan Mullen and the home state Bulldogs. Green, considered a long time Mississippi State lean, informed the Bulldog coaching staff yesterday of his intentions of announcing his verbal pledge to Mississippi State today.
When Dan Mullen calls himself a ‘rainmaker’ he isn’t referring to the legal profession. No, he means the real 100%-chance-of-precipitation thing. Because the first two days down on the Farm have seen storms disrupt Mississippi State’s practice schedule. And this isn’t the sort of Farm which wants wet weather, either.
Where would a player who sees a letter from Mississippi State and Alabama want to spend the next 3-5 years of his life? StarkVegas, or the $50 million football factory?
FSNextTV: Class of 2014 right-handed pitcher Jesse McCord, a Mississippi State commitment, pitching at the 2013 17U World Wood Bat Association National Championship in Marietta, GA, July 5-12, 2013.