It's August 1, ICYMI. That means it's the first day on which class of 2016 football recruits can officially receive scholarship offers.
One fun thing about receiving an offer to play college football is showing off that offer on social media. While many schools still use the United States Postal Service to distribute those letters, lots of them arrive electronically, perhaps to take advantage of the fact that prospects are going to post them online for other prospects to see anyway.
This is a good and exciting time for hundreds of athletes across the country. It also gives us a look at how a variety of college programs are marketing themselves directly to potential signees.
Here's a bunch of them, and the main thing you need to know is th-- GOOD LORD, MIAMI.
GOOD LORD, MIAMI
The University of Miami's official offer letter is a word cloud of the YouTube comments under any Ed Reed highlight video.
My Official Scholarship offer from #Miami #Hurricanes pic.twitter.com/hVxuTgXYdO— Chris Daniels 7 (@clicclac97) August 1, 2015
Only two have been spotted so far this year!
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It appears Florida misspelled former Gator receiver and current NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth's name.
These official offers are cool pic.twitter.com/qG4AHXLSKg— Uncle Julio (@mike_williams52) August 1, 2015
Texas is "prestigous."
Pretty good and/or pretty boring, but everything is fine
Most of these are fine! Some are great! Using the player's photo seems to be a good idea!
Only Written Letter I Was Waiting On Is Finally Here! Hands Down Best Offical Offer Design In The Country #TOOCOLDU pic.twitter.com/puAmIqbNeX— Trayveon Williams (@TrayveonW) August 3, 2015
Official offer from the Oregon Ducks #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/c76YT0tI0X— Hunter Kampmoyer8⃣ (@HunterKampmoyer) August 1, 2015
Blessed to receive my official offer from the Indiana Hoosiers this is a blessing pic.twitter.com/YgA3JQsiP6— KJ Sails Jr #9⃣ (@KJ2LiVE) August 1, 2015
I'm blessed to have received my official scholarship Go Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/hBjAgW73D7— KJ Sails Jr #9⃣ (@KJ2LiVE) August 1, 2015
August 1st, The official offer!! #BBN pic.twitter.com/wQuoZaP46v— Gunnar Hoak® (@GunnarHoak12) August 1, 2015
Got a official scholarship offer from Georgia southern pic.twitter.com/YskoE4073Z— Robbie Bell (@thatguy_robbie1) August 1, 2015
My Official Scholar ship Offer from #OleMiss pic.twitter.com/POmlJVwiLQ— Chris Daniels 7 (@clicclac97) August 1, 2015
LA RB"@D1_Tre: Received my official offer from Arizona State!! #ForksUp #sundevilnation #blessed pic.twitter.com/bwPBPa6zx2"— RivalsMarkP (@njrivals1) August 1, 2015
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Got my official offer from temple. A couple steps closer to being an official owl pic.twitter.com/jCEZwP5Xn0— Darian Bryant (@74_dkb) August 1, 2015
My official offer from South Carolina pic.twitter.com/xbJKeGIwe2— び BIG-10 び (@gloryboy_Sean) August 1, 2015
Thanks to Mississippi St coaching staff for the 2nd official offer pic.twitter.com/dq3ZwAHOc6— TheRealEmmitG (@What_A_Star5) August 1, 2015
First Official Offer came in! This is truly a blessing. #GoArmy pic.twitter.com/XKOzvOEXSi— Stephen Omorogbe (@Stxphyn) August 1, 2015
I would like to thank God for my offer to the university of buffalo! God is so good ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pIW3tb0ojR— AKeitheon Whitner 1⃣ (@AKeitheon_W1NS) August 1, 2015
#NoleNation #Tribe16 pic.twitter.com/qX0YzDDtaT— Kyle Meyers (@_thrilla) August 1, 2015
Baylor did a cool thing!
A little handwritten touch in each ...
My Official Scholar ship offer from #Baylor #Bears pic.twitter.com/w9M4ySoFLH— Chris Daniels 7 (@clicclac97) August 1, 2015
So blessed!!! Want to thank everyone that has helped me get to where I am today. My official scholarship pic.twitter.com/wnNDJ9jo7t— Chris Miller 214 (@Stunna_chris) August 1, 2015
Thank you @CoachArtBriles !!!! And the rest of the Baylor Coaching Staff! #Blessed pic.twitter.com/1c4mPpVzkv— JP Urquidez (@JP_OT2016) August 1, 2015
Extremely boring, but that's OK
Welcome to football. We have a school. Click here to enroll. Please bring a towel. Coach says hi. Diploma. Buckle your chin strap. Buckle your seat belt. Dormitories. Athletes have to snack. We are pleased. Quarterback quarterback hut hut hut. Marketing degree. Press X to close window. Competition.
The official offer #blessed ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/nMUkBUeebP— Brian Plummer (@bigboy76245) August 1, 2015
#TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/Lac8GYvUGv— underrated (@_donavaughn91) August 1, 2015
Georgia Tech's looks like the form you fill out in order to be handed a form, and Paul Johnson's won a lot of ballgames with those form forms.