What college football scholarship letters look like: The good, bad and normal

Naijiel Hale

Great job, Arizona. Not so great, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

August 1 marked the point in the annual recruiting cycle at which college football programs were allowed to send formal scholarship offers to recruits.

Since this is 2013, many of those recruits shared those letters via social media. Thus, we likely have the best look in all of recorded human history at what college football scholarship offer letters from around the country look like.

What we've learned is that almost all of them are virtually identical. Each has to address the business of the situation: that the prospect must meet NCAA academic requirements and that the scholarship only pays for a specific list of things. Also that the program is impressed with the young man's on- and off-field achievements and hopes his high school team kills it this week.

First, the scholarship offer letter the streets can't stop buzzing about:

Virginia

Via The Key Play: "I want to formerly extend a scholarship offer to you."

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We'll go alphabetical order from here on out, which works out just fine, since Arizona's is by far the standout, which makes sense given coach Rich Rodriguez's flair for showmanship.

Arizona

Illinois

Via The Champaign Room, which covers the Illini's noted "championship football":

Kentucky

Via Lee Mundy (give head coach Mark Stoops a call, if you like!):

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North Carolina

Via Tyler Powell:

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Notre Dame

Via Jimmy Byrne, who was courteous to block out his likely future coaches' cell numbers:

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Ohio State

Old Dominion

Via Charlie Shuman:

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Pittsburgh

Via Connor Dintino, note Paul Chryst's hand-written touch:

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Rutgers

Stanford

Syracuse

Texas

Texas A&M

ULM

Todd Berry is also waiting by the phone for you call.

Vanderbilt

Via Mikale Wilbon, Vandy's also looking pretty nice:

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Virginia Tech

Typos happen. Comic Sans doesn't just happen. I'm more embarrassed for the Hokies than for their in-state rivals.

Washington

Via Marcus Griffin ... what font is this?

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