Jackson Carman is rated as the third-best offensive lineman in the state of Ohio and 64th nationally, according to Rivals.com, which means the Fairfield High School junior is garnering serious interest from many major college football programs across the country. Carman has already been targeted by Ohio State, Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan State and Alabama; and yesterday, he took to his Twitter account to share with his followers all the ways those schools are trying to pique his interest with their first round of recruitment letters. Hint: it involves a lot of pretty legit Photoshop work.
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Ohio State’s communication might be the most legit. The Buckeyes sent Carman a photo depicting the 6-foot-6, 250-pound lineman in an Ohio State uniform hoisting the national championship trophy, along with a graphic that depicts the journey that joining OSU would set Carman on, from winning the Heisman to being drafted into the NFL to entering the Hall of Fame.
Clemson turned Carman into his very own cartoon, decked out in a full Tigers uniform. Carman liked it so much that he contemplated turning it in to his new Twitter avatar.
Georgia came with the photoshop of what Carman’s locker setup would look like if he would choose to become a Bulldog, with the words “A New Breed of Red and Black” written across the top of the photo.
Finally, Tennessee kept things more subtle, creating a still image of Carman going through a blocking drill on the field in Knoxville in full Volunteer uniform, giving Carman a glimpse of what his future would look like should he choose the Vols.
College football recruiting, as it has forever been, is crazy competitive. Carman’s tweets give us a little insight into all the creative ways schools try to grab a kid’s attention.