Mark Richt sending Georgia recruits portraits of themselves
Georgia head coach Mark Richt has found a unique way to grab the attention of recruits this offseason, and it may be working. In an era where teams feel that sending recruits dozens of letters in a single day is a great way to make an impression, Georgia has been sending prospective players something much more personal — portraits of themselves.
The artwork features each player wearing a jersey that represents their high school team on one side and shows what they would look like in a Bulldogs uniform on the other. Chuma Edoga, a four-star offensive lineman from McEachern High School, received the portrait you see above. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it was the most creative piece of mail he has gotten.
“I’d say this (UGA portrait) is the most creative thing I’ve gotten in the mail so far,” Edoga said. “I thought it was pretty cool that they took time to do that (the drawing). And it was a pretty good drawing. I feel like it looks like me a little bit.”
Edoga said he also received a photo from Ohio State that showed a picture of his would-be Ohio State jersey with his name on the back hanging in a locker. Here are some other portraits recruits have received from Georgia.
— Tree (@Rashad_Tr33) March 31, 2014
— D'Andre Walker (@LuxuryLife1K) April 2, 2014
— Hunnit_Gang1 (@RoquanSmith1) February 28, 2014
I don’t know what other types of ideas are floating around the country, but the personalized portraits certainly kick the crap out of sending a player 78 letters in one day. That’s just a played-out way to waste paper.