By: Evan Jankens
Recruiting is a funny thing in 2014. Kids get scouted when they are in middle school, they’re holding press conferences at the age of 17 in front of a dozen microphones to announce where they are going to school. The media has really blown this entire deal out of control.
Now, recruiting has taken even a bigger turn, believe it or not. This time, players were choosing their school based on drawings given to them? Four-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter, who originally who signed with Georgia, said one recruit didn’t really like his depiction.
According to AJC.com:
What is the most creative thing a college did to get your attention? “I would have to say when UGA drew a picture of me. That was pretty cool. I liked that a lot. They did (the portraits) for me and Raekwon McMillan. We didn’t get Raekwon but still it was good.”
How would you rate the quality and accuracy of your UGA portrait? “I looked good in (the portrait), compared to how I look in real life. Raekwon’s picture didn’t look good. It was ugly. He didn’t like it. That’s probably why he didn’t come to UGA (and signed with Ohio State).”
There is no way I see this being true. Maybe Raekwon McMillian signed with Ohio State because they fit his style more.
Below are a few examples of the drawings Georgia gave to recruits.
There is no word if the drawing really made McMillan leave Georgia for Ohio State but talk about funny if it were true!