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Handwritten note to QB recruit’s cat nets Rice a verbal

JT Granato

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)

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13 Responses to “Handwritten note to QB recruit’s cat nets Rice a verbal”
  1. cfballfan1 says: May 16, 2014 8:10 AM

    Purrfect example of the NCAA’s hypocrisy. No one would even care if they wrote the letter to the family dog.

  2. dryzzt23 says: May 16, 2014 8:21 AM

    Yawn. A cat. Really?
    I haven’t been this nauseated since I met Tommy Tuberville in an Auburn pet “salon” where he was picking his 2 little pocket dogs. A football coach…with little froo-froo pocket dogs. I want my football coach to have a German Shepherd, a lab, a Doberman, or a bulldog.

  3. planecrashguy says: May 16, 2014 8:33 AM

    Wonder how the NCAA would react if it was discovered Kitty was paid $100k to acquire J.T.?

  4. jpiro says: May 16, 2014 9:36 AM

    Not the first time a school has used a little pussy to attract a recruit.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: May 16, 2014 10:04 AM

    The great philosopher Daniel Tosh once said, “You what’s better than the cutest cat in the world…. Any dog.”

  6. 8to80texansblog says: May 16, 2014 10:05 AM

    jpiro says:
    May 16, 2014 9:36 AM

    Not the first time a school has used a little pussy to attract a recruit.
    ________________________

    Talk about a pun! Well played sir, well played!

  7. mogogo1 says: May 16, 2014 12:11 PM

    Kid’s house looks pretty posh in the picture.

  8. classyjacklambert says: May 16, 2014 1:11 PM

    Nothing screams toughness like a qb being swayed by a handwritten note to his kitty cat….

  9. 8to80texansblog says: May 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    mogogo1 says:
    May 16, 2014 12:11 PM

    Kid’s house looks pretty posh in the picture.
    ___________________________

    His dad is a big time sports radio guy in Houston.

  10. atahualpaoxford says: May 16, 2014 3:17 PM

    I remember a story from long ago.
    The star QB prospect lived on a farm…and his pet was a donkey…
    Not sure if the school ever sent it a letter…
    But offered to change the nickname of the team from Black Knights to ” Black A$$es…”
    True story..or not….

  11. 8to80texansblog says: May 16, 2014 4:36 PM

    ^^^ WTF?

  12. eugenesaxe1 says: May 16, 2014 5:16 PM

    Smart move, men have always listened to what their pussy had to say.

  13. bozgood says: May 19, 2014 6:48 AM

    this is just one more example of how kids in this generation are soft.

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