LOOK: Florida Gators send sharp offer letter graphics to high school seniors

By Adam Silverstein
August 1, 2015

Gone are the days of the Florida Gators thinking Microsoft Paint-created social media art is campy and fun. With a new coaching staff and improved philosophy in Florida’s recruiting office has come a dedication to promoting the Gators brand on social media, the latest incarnation of which has come in sharp new graphs sent to high school seniors along with official scholarship offer letters.

Let’s break this thing down. The image is sharp with the “fast” Florida logo highlighted in the word “offer” and the recruit’s year featured front and center as the jersey number. And now, the copy, which is the best-crafted part of the whole thing.

To be coached and developed by the best coaches in the country
To better yourself as a student and as an athlete
To grow as a man in all facets of your life
To play in the most competitive conference in the nation
To earn a college degree from a nationally top-ranked institution
To be supported by coaches and staff who truly care about you
To play in front of 90,000 fans screaming your name
To walk in the same hallways as Gator legends like Mike Peterson & Brandon Spikes*
To develop relationships with teammates that will last a lifetime
To write your own legacy at the University of Florida

*Line eight is adjusted with position-specific players for the prospect being recruited.

The Gators seemingly sent dozens of these graphics at midnight on Aug. 1, as soon as allowed per NCAA bylaws to officially offer scholarships to incoming high school seniors. Florida is certainly not the first team to take this approach, but the manner in which it did is certainly impressive and has a chance to be effective.

The graphic pictured above was sent via direct message by McElwain’s Twitter account to a current Gators verbal commitment, three-star linebacker Vosean Joseph (Miami, FL), who subsequently shared it publicly on his account.


  1. SaraGator says:

    I like it!

  2. Jared says:

    Love that interaction between Jake and Mac, too. Coach is straightforward, honest, but funny.

  3. G2 says:


  4. Timmy T says:

    Big times coming again!