Shy Tuttle is one of the top-ranked defensive tackles in the class of 2015, and Tennessee would really like for the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder to call himself a Volunteer. In an attempt to separate themselves from the rest of the powerhouse schools that are trying to woo Tuttle, Tennessee coaches decided to use Beyonce as a prop.
“They snapped with this one,” Tuttle wrote on Twitter with a bunch of smiley faces along with the photo you see above.
Tennessee even included a bunch of phony headlines like “Beyonce on why she thinks Tuttle belongs at Tennessee.” The Vols coaches pulled out all the stops.
Hey, it’s better than sending someone 53 recruiting letters in a single day. That practice is played out and unoriginal. Tennessee is battling with other major programs like Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Michigan, so they had to do something to make an impression. Tuttle certainly isn’t going to forget the Vols’ pitch to him.