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Official scholarship offers went out to seniors today


Today, August 1, marks the first day universities can send out official scholarship offers to football prospects entering their senior season of high school. Many of those prospects have already been promised a spot, but today is the first day they can receive the real deal.

Some of Kentucky’s current commits, including Jarren Williams, shared their offers with their followers on the Twitter machine.

Here’s how the whole offer reads:

Dear (High School Athlete),

Congratulations! As the head football coach it is my pleasure to offer you the opportunity to attend the University of Kentucky on a full grant-in aid scholarship. Additionally, I’d like to extend an invitation to you and your family to make an official visit to our beautiful campus in Lexington.

We have completed a thorough evaluation of you as a student athlete. We sincerely believe that you possess the talent necessary to succeed on the football field and in the classroom. This full scholarship offer includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, and the full cost of attendance (COA) as part of a full athletics scholarship. This is the maximum aid currently permitted by NCAA rules.

This scholarship offer is contingent on your completion of the academic requirements for graduation by your high school and state. Additionally, you must meet the criteria established by the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletics Association Eligibility Center. Prior to enrollment and once enrolled, in the event of an incapacitating football related injury, as required by the NCAA, full medical scholarship will be awarded.

Keep in mind the NCAA and the SEC have limits on the number of scholarships we can accept each year. Commitments are based on availability at your position. At Kentucky we are looking for student athletes with high character, work ethic, and great attitudes.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL ME ANYTIME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

GO CATS!

Sincerely,

Mark Stoops

Go Cats indeed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR