Every college football program approaches recruiting in a different way; some climb trees and others fly banners over high school football games, though one constant has always been mail. Every program utilizes the United States Postal Service, but Washington State took it to another level this week.
Chase Garbers, a three-star quarterback from Newport Beach, Calif., took to social media this week to share a photo of 113 hand-written recruiting letters sent by Mike Leach and the Washington State staff.
Just finished reading all 113 letters from today from the Washington State staff! Feeling the love. pic.twitter.com/Iu49zVoy89— Chase Garbers (@chase_garbers3) March 15, 2016
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound quarterback received an offer from Washington State several weeks ago, and has since picked up offers from Colorado, Arizona State, Illinois, Wake Forest and several others. It's a busy time for Garbers, no doubt, and that's where this kind of recruiting tactic works best.
In addition to the exposure Garbers creates for the WSU football program by posting the news on social media, it stands out in the mailbox, where he's receiving mail from every other program on his radar. You're going to notice the 100-plus Crimson and Gray letters falling out of the mailbox more than the three letters from Program A & B.
It's clear that Cougars are putting the full-court press on Garbers, who plans to visit WSU, Washington, Colorado, Boise State and Colorado State this spring. In a recent interview with Rivals.com, the Corona del Mar standout said he plans to make a college decision in July.
However, with more interest coming in quickly from programs such as Cal and Tennessee, WSU is attempting to distance themselves from the pack with a visit on tap. What do you think of this kind of recruiting strategy?
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