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Notre Dame sending recruits 'Pot of Gold' via 477 pieces of mail (Video)


The University of Notre Dame is getting creative with their recruiting. First they sent certain recruits an initial letter that lets them know they’ve received the “Pot of Gold,” which will come via 477 pieces of mail.

The letter explains that “477 represents the number of total NFL draft picks we’ve had here at ND. In each envelope there’s a custom graphic with the name and draft pick # of each and every draftee. Your future is bright – just like the other 477 men before you. Come continue the legacy…. Become college football royalty.”

Linebacker recruit Nyles Morgan of Crete, Illinois posted a picture of the letter.

Tight end recruit Dalton Schultz from Jordan, Utah posted a video to YouTube. Schultz seems more excited about it than Morgan. It certainly is a creative way to get a recruit’s attention. Based on the Tweet and Schultz’s video it is having the desired effect.

[h/t] Tyler Moorehead of College Spun

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  • LightsOut85

    When we narrow it to 1970-2012 (1970 being when the AFL & NFL merged) & only pick 1-196 (which would be 28 picks x 7 rounds), they’ve only had 162 players drafted, and only 41 who were the primary starter for a team for at least 5 years. (And only 95 who were a primary starter for even just 1 year – that means 41% never were). The median number of games started is 21 Only 20 have made the pro-bowl.

    Factor in that many of the players won’t even get drafted, 477 is a very misleading number (in regards to enticing players to sign in hopes of making it in the NFL) – not to mention that they claim to be a facility that prides itself on education too.