Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Dexter Wright is high school football player that is sought by several BCS schools. Like most recruits, he receives a ton of recruiting letters from these schools, and one of them came from recently named NC State Director of Player Personnel, Drew Hughes. It isn’t your usual formal letter that we are all used to see seeing typed out on university letterhead. It appears to be an attempt to be much more personal. It is handwritten and Hughes appears to be trying to connect in some teenage way. We aren’t sure what is more ridiculous. The highlighting and underlining of emphatic statements, the painfully obvious attempt to use language that Coach Hughes believes will connect with a young (black) athlete, or the fact that this is actually his formal letter to all recruits, as pointed out by EDSBS. Look, we understand the Wolfpack’s plight. After all, we cheer for Michigan State. They want to be somewhat unique in their recruiting process, as the NC State name doesn’t recruit itself like others. But this is way too funny. It is also a great reason why the NCAA shouldn’t lift the restrictions on communication with recruits, because we are very concerned that [...]
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