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Georgia recruiting efforts adding an artist’s touch

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Every year college football coaches look for some new ways to stand out and make an impression with recruits. In Georgia’s case, perhaps utilizing an impressionistic style is the key.

Mark Richt and his staff are now reportedly sending out portraits of recruits as their latest recruiting tool. The portraits are sketches of the recruit with the left side of their body shown in their high school football uniform and the right side of the image showing what they may look like wearing the colors of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Defensive end D’Andre Walker is one of the players to have received his own likeness through the mail from the football offices in Athens. Linebacker Roquan Smith also received a sketch in the mail.

If nothing else, perhaps it will help sell recruits on the idea of becoming an art major while playing football for Georgia.

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9 Responses to “Georgia recruiting efforts adding an artist’s touch”
  1. wadaea says: Apr 2, 2014 12:46 PM

    This is so sweet. Since they will never see thier picture at a BCS bowl this may take away some of the pain…

  2. ceraser45 says: Apr 2, 2014 1:00 PM

    What are you talking about? We are in a BCS bowl more often than not, plus the BCS is dead….IDIOT

  3. florida727 says: Apr 2, 2014 1:29 PM

    One thing you can always count on #ceraser45 is that haters will live in the past and/or look to blame someone else (like the BCS) for their favorite team’s shortcomings. Sort of like Democrats when you think about it.

  4. jeffcfalcon says: Apr 2, 2014 2:17 PM

    hahahahaha what a stupid idea. I know most of these players are not very educated but if they fall for this then wow just wow. I have an idea, if UGA would just get better coaching maybe the recruits would want to play for them.

  5. woebegong says: Apr 2, 2014 2:40 PM

    It sure beats the practices of some coaches to offer them the moon, along with a fistful of bucks.

  6. ceraser45 says: Apr 2, 2014 3:32 PM

    Why is it a stupid idea? Just cause you have to work at a gas station doesn’t mean we all have to do it. It gets players thinking about what it would look like to play at UGA. Not everything is a coaches fault, ever heard of placing blame on a player? I know it is an unknown concept

  7. jeffcfalcon says: Apr 2, 2014 4:20 PM

    It is a stupid because it’s just plain silly. Do you really think a recruit gets this drawing in the mail and says golly gee i want to go play for this team because they have an artist on the coaching staff? Kids want to play for winners. Some things could be the player’s fault i admit but i put the majority of the blame on the coaches. The coaches are the only constant thing, the players change year after year. I have just watched to many good teams have mediocre seasons because of dumb play calling, not being in the correct position, not being conditioned and a number of other things that are the coaches responsibility.

  8. cougar2424 says: Apr 3, 2014 10:21 AM

    I think this is tasteless, and down right offensive. Richt should know better than to send his potential recruits police sketches before they even enroll at UGA.

    Richt, of all people, should know better than this. Very Disappointed.

  9. woebegong says: Apr 3, 2014 11:50 PM

    I would say it is about as tasteless as your rude comments. Check the police blotter on this page. I bet you can find your favorite teams players on it as well.

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