Over the past few months, bulk mailing has become one of Mark Stoops and staff’s go-to recruiting techniques. Drew Barker received 115 handwritten letters from the staff, and other recruits like Matt Elam and Mike Edwards have received similar mass mailings and posted the pictures on Twitter. Barker also tweeted some pictures of what was inside those 115 envelopes, which included handwritten messages telling the talented in-state QB why he should come to UK.
Last night, Mike Edwards went one step further, tweeting a picture of a personalized letter he received from the staff, which included a picture of him and stoops, personalized messages, and signatures from the staff. Edwards called it one of the best letters he’s gotten. A few weeks ago, the three-star safety from Cincinnati was on the verge of committing to the Cats, but backed off after talking it over with family and his coach. He’ll now announce his decision sometime before his season begins.
The difference in the attitude towards recruiting between the previous staff and Stoops is mind-blowing. At the rate they’re bringing guys in, it won’t be long before the performance on the field is as well.