Found May 16, 2014 on
Bush League Chronicle:
The Rice Owls picked up a football commitment from a quarterback this week after co-offensive coordinator Billy Lynch sealed the deal with a handwritten recruiting letter. And not just any handwritten recruiting letter either. This one was written to the prospect's cat.The Houston Chronicle has the contents of the letter: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.So, J.T. Granato becomes the latest prep player to pledge his commitment to the Owls. It's unclear whether his feline will be joining him on campus though.Via For the Win (Photo: John Granato)
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Cats, so hot right now.
First, there was the viral video of the so-called “hero cat” in California, who saved a young kid from a stray dog (and earned the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Minor League Baseball game in the process).
Now, the Houston Chronicle brings us the story of Rice University scoring a sought-after Texas high school quarterback named J.T. Granato...
The Rice Owls desperately want JT Granato to be their quarterback of the future. The Houston Kinkaid High School junior is a three-star recruit who led his team to an undefeated record last season, throwing for 3,500 yards, 42 touchdowns and only nine interceptions in the process. Earlier this week, Rice offensive coordinator Billy Lynch […]
If you knew that the best way to get JT Granato to sign at Rice University was by sending a letter to his cat, please come down and collect your check for one million dollars because that’s exactly what happened. According to SBNation, this is what the Rice Owls sent to JT: “As you know we’re […]