University of Virginia ‘formerly’ offers prized recruit a scholarship

The University of Virginia is an august entity, one of this country's finest institutions of higher learning. They also play a bit of football there, and back in 1990 even reached the No. 1 spot in the country. But the team's fallen on hard times of late, going 4-8 in 2012, and in the ACC you have to work to be that bad.

Still, there's always hope in 'Hoo-ville, and head coach Mike London is in the process of bringing on board new recruits to help with the Cavalier cause. One, Jordan Jackson, shared his acceptance letter with the world on Instagram, and it contains a rather glaring error in the first paragraph:

Congratulations, you have an opportunity to become an educated man and play great college football. A University of Virginia degree is one of the most prestigious in America. As the head football coach at this University, I want to formerly extend a scholarship offer to you.

So either UVa is taunting its recruits with scholarship offers at some point in the past, or somebody's going with a phonetic, Virginia-fied translation of "formally." Either way, this is not what UVa founder Thomas Jefferson would've wanted. (Yes, this is grammar nitpicking. Also, Go Tribe.)

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