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Tennessee Uses Beyonce As A Recruiting Tool [PHOTO]

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 24: Singer Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

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By: Mike Sullivan
@MikeSullivan

College Football recruiting is madness. Absolute madness. Coaches do all they possibly can to pursue top recruits to sign with their program.

However, I never thought I’d see anything quite like this.

The Tennessee Volunteers sent one of their top targets, defensive tackle Shy Tuttle, a photo-shopped cover of Rolling Stone magazine with him and Beyonce.

Yes… Beyonce. You know, one of the best entertainers in the world. Sasha Fierce. Queen B. Her.

The magazine shows Tuttle walking side by side with Bee, and also features a caption saying “Beyonce on why she thinks Tuttle belongs at Tennessee.”

This is certainly an unorthodox way of pursuing the No. 31 recruit in the ESPN 300, but it just might be crazy enough to work. Tuttle definitely got a kick out of it, he tweeted many of the “laughing so hard I’m crying” emoji’s along with text that said “they snapped with this.”

In the words of Max Scherzer, “Kudos to you” Tennessee coaching staff. I like this outside-the-box thinking.

What do you guys think? Would this help convince you to sign with the Volunteers if you were a top recruit?

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