Ohio State Shows Four-Star Defensive End Jalyn Holmes Some Postal Love

By Jason Priestas on April 18, 2013 at 2:43p
Jalyn Holmes receives some love from Ohio State

Jalyn Holmes, a four-star defensive end thought to be one of the three best at his position in the 2014 class, is a hot commodity. He holds offers from anyone and everyone, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State and others.

On Thursday, he published the photo above to his Instagram account, which features at least 13 hand-written letters from Ohio State on beautiful O-H-12-O stationary.

It won't be easy to get the Norfolk, Virginia prospect out of the south, but thoughtful letters like those pictured certainly can't hurt.

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buck-I.8's picture

Ive never quite understood the reliance on an abundance of hand-written letters, but it must work.

Dr. House's picture

i know im going to draw some heat for this and i know you are trying to get the kid's attention, but honestly anything more than one makes you seem like a psycho ex girlfriend. at least we arent as bad as the sec.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I love how you went from "you seem like a psycho ex girlfiriend" to "at least we aren't as bad as the SEC." Haha.

The South will NOT rise again!

Dr. House's picture

i find the mass mails to be terrible, but atleast they are supporting USPS

Grayskullsession's picture

This isn't quite a mass mailing in the sense that they are sending the same thing over and over again. Each letter has a hand written note on it presumably from a different coach/assistant.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

brandonbauer87's picture

Me no likey mass mailing. 

toad1204's picture

I think I'm a little old but I'd love to get in on that mailing list.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

MediBuck's picture

I would pay big money for that stationary. I'd just have it casually as a writing pad on my office desk.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

FROMTHE18's picture

not a big fan of this technique either...suppose if it works, go for it, but i find it to be a bit too much

FitzBuck's picture

How about one hand written letter from Urban.  I think that might have more impact.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

2002osubuck's picture

Well it looks to me like we had each member of the staff write him. I'm not a fan of mass mailings either but if each is from a different staff then I'm fine with it. Some guys just need to see the love to really get interested hope it works.

popeurban's picture

I love that we are not on here talking about how great this is and how awesome this move was.  I remember when the kid got like 80 letters for ole miss or something and we all said how terrible mass mailings are.  Good for us being consistent.  

Knarcisi's picture

Looks like a weekly load of credit card apps in my mailbox. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I wonder if any of them said "You're a baller!"

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I wouldn't mind having one of those to frame.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Doc's picture

The stationary is sick.  I wouldn't mind having a few sheets.  Did all those come on one day?  Not good Urbz!

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OSUs12-OH's picture

Some of these sure look silly now;-)

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM