Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Coaches whine about complex recruiting rules then go out and do things like this. Georgia Tech sent 52 recruiting letters on one day to a prospect, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell. Sending obnoxious amounts of propaganda at one time appears to be the latest in silly -- and very environmentally friendly – recruiting ploys. Alabama sent Norcross (Ga.) running back Alvin Kamara 105 letters one day in February. Georgia Tech’s bevy to Wesleyan (Ga.) safety Charles Mack reportedly included a personal letter from each coach on the staff. What a nice touch on an absolute ridiculous waste of resources. I once wrote recruiting letters for a company that supplied them to major universities. You were assigned a school and given a list of the program’s selling points. In some cases, I’d write as many as 100 letters for one school, highlighting the state-of-the-art weight room and the convenient amenities of the study hall. I can’t remember the exact pay, but the mentality was to bust them out in 30 minutes or less to make it worth it. All along, I was thinking – do high school athletes really read this stuff? Mack told the AJC that he would be reading each of his letters from the Yellow Jackets. I hope he finds the one about the storied history of the Ramblin’ Wreck fight song particularly fascinating. Hokey recruiting tactics aren't going away, but here's hoping coaches get a little more creative with the way they sell their program. No one wants a kid choosing a college because it wasted the most paper on him.

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