Rice lands three-star recruit by writing letter to his cat
May 16, 2014 at 10:30a ET
Recruiting in Texas is fierce, with both in-state programs and top national names trying to secure talent.
So when you're Rice, a proud member of Conference USA, you have to get creative.
That, apparently, includes recruiting not just sons and parents but family pets.
Rice has been pursuing three-star 2015 quarterback J.T. Granato, and this week offensive coordinator Billy Lynch pulled out one of his best tricks.
He wrote a letter to J.T.'s cat. The letter to Kitty Granato read:
As you know we're trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you'd like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.
How did the letter go over with J.T.?
On Thursday, his dad posted this to Twitter:
(h/t Houston Chronicle)