We covered Mark Richt sending hand-drawn portraits to recruits a few weeks back, which is an old-school approach that's somewhat weird as it is admirable.
Turns out, it could've been a great recruiting tool... for Ohio State.
In an interview with Georgia commit Lorenzo Carter in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the five-star defensive end had this to say about his friend's recruitment:
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).”
All praises to the Based Sammy Silverman!