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Michigan’s recruiting department could use spell check


Four-star running back Mike Weber is a highly sought-after prospect, rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan and the No. 103 overall player in the recruiting class of 2015.

He has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin, among others. Michigan, hoping to keep him in the state and away from East Lansing, sent him this:


Graphic arts and design are becoming more and more important in recruiting, but in cases like this — and Georgia’s failed portrait — it can backfire. Weber probably won’t eliminate Michigan for pitching him as an “All-Amercian” but hey, stranger things have happened.

(h/t to ESPN for the find)

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8 Responses to “Michigan’s recruiting department could use spell check”
  1. ttalarico says: May 21, 2014 9:48 AM

    I just have to tell you this story.

    When my son was attending Notre Dame, I was using the restroom in his dorm and I noticed graffiti next to the toilet paper dispenser. It said, “University of Michigan diplomas, please take one”. Now at Notre Dame, graffiti is cleaned off almost immediately. On this special occasion, it was left there all football season! I’ll miss that ND/Michigan rivalry.

    But please don’t get me wrong, the University of Michigan is a fine academic university. In fact, my daughter considered going there, but eventually regained her senses and went to ND.

    Go Irish! Beat the Wolverines!

  2. overratedgators says: May 21, 2014 10:15 AM

    Auburn’s AD just saw this and called it “un-Amercian”.

  3. philliesblow says: May 21, 2014 10:46 AM


  4. planecrashguy says: May 21, 2014 11:57 AM

    Wonder how ESPN feels about UM using a facsimile of their magazine for recruiting purposes? Does doing so violate copyright law?

  5. jrs45 says: May 21, 2014 12:13 PM

    Well mike it’s simple. Michigan people are not Americans. I believe that area is considered Canada.

    Keep looking!

  6. sportsguy3434 says: May 21, 2014 1:17 PM

    It seems like it was formerly called “all american” RB or the like at least at some levels of college football. Maybe not.

  7. 8to80texansblog says: May 21, 2014 2:01 PM

    Is Amercia near Armenia???

  8. HeatCheck says: May 21, 2014 4:18 PM

    In their defense, they haven’t had many All-Americans of late, so the spelling is a bit rusty.

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