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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners celebrate with head coach Bob Stoops after the Sooners recovered the ball on an on side kick against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Two-star tight end Hunter Herndon posted his recruiting mail lot on Twitter Monday morning, and included in it was a diploma from the University of Oklahoma.

Well, it wasn’t a real diploma, it was actually an offer from that school that was made to look like a diploma.

So, is this a thing now?

We’ve seen some interesting recruiting pitches over the years, but this is certainly the first that plays to the classroom aspect of recruiting.

It definitely sets Oklahoma apart from the typical offer letter and it does allow the Sooners to show they value athletic ability and academic ability. After all, the bottom of the diploma reads: “We have completed a thorough evaluation of you as a student-athlete and we sincerely believe that you possess the talent necessary to succeed on the football field and in the classroom.” Every offer letter makes you feel special, but I supposed this one makes you feel smart, too. It’s interesting that Herndon posted this offer considering he’s already committed to Rice.

For more Oklahoma news, visit SoonerScoop.com.

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