First, this. And now, this.
Apparently, we’re becoming a nation of felines. The latest example of this?
According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Rice has been making a significant push to garner a verbal commitment from quarterback J.T. Granato. The Houston Kinkaid High School product is a three-star 2015 prospect and the apple of the Owls’ recruiting eye.
So much so, in fact, that David Bailiff and/or his coaching staff sent a letter to the player’s cat. And, yes, the letter was addressed to the player’s cat. Kitty Granato, to be specific.
“As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.”
While such a spiel would likely nauseate non-cat people such as myself, that wasn’t the case when it came to the true target of the letter. From the Twitter account of Granato’s father:
So, there ya have it. A verbal based in part on a letter written to a cat.
How Faux Pelini and his Nebraska coaching staff didn’t think of this particular feline angle is beyond mew, errr, me…
(Photo credit: Rivals.com)