Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
The ability to propel a prospect to millions of dollars in the NFL is undoubtedly a recruiting pitch that many schools use, but do most do it this blatantly?
Clemson wide receivers coach Jeff Scott tweeted out a graphic on Thursday night that showed off the recent track record the Tigers’ program has had producing professional wideouts. Of course, recent No. 4 overall pick Sammy Watkins and his new $19 million contract were front and center alongside Martavis Bryant ($2.7 million), DeAndre Hopkins ($7.6 million) and Jaron Brown ($1.5 million).
— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) May 29, 2014
The graphic says “it pays to play at Clemson,” and Scott added in the tweet that Clemson receivers are “getting PAID!!!”
Since playing college football is supposed to be about getting a degree and all, I figured coaches would try to keep this recruiting pitch to one-on-one conversations, but apparently not.
This isn’t the first time a school has taken this approach. Nick Saban and Alabama sent out a recruiting poster after the 2013 NFL draft where nine Alabama players signed four-year contracts worth more than $51 million.
Numbers like that have to be tough for recruits to ignore.
For More Clemson news, visit Rivals' TigerIllustrated.com.
(H/T College Spun)
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