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DOTD: Wisconsin Recruiting Letter Mixes Up Pitt and Penn State

When it comes to recruiting, there are a lot of important factors to consider when trying to draw in top prospects. From location, to play style, a recruit really needs to feel connected to the program he’s about to give the next four years of his life to.

Obviously, one of the most important things is a good relationship with the head coach, the man essentially running the program. So it’s only natural for a recruiting department to give a player a brief run-down of a coach’s résumé, and some of the accomplishments he’s had throughout his career.

However, one thing not recommended would be to, say, confuse the coach’s previous school with a school that is considered by many a fairly large rival.

Enter Wisconsin, led by Paul Chryst, former Pitt head coach. On a letter sent to three-star guard Jake Heinrich, Wisconsin said that from 2012 to 2014, Chryst had been the leader of the program here in Happy Valley.

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and Penn State has recruited significantly better than Pitt over the past two years, so whatever works, Coach Chryst.

Photo: Jake Heinrich/Twitter

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Mike Reisman

is a senior Supply Chain Management major with an Economics minor (Read: Business Douche) from South Jersey. He has an intense fear of graduating so please don't bring it up. He writes about stupid things nobody cares about, and student life if the site is low on content that is clearly supposed be funny but is really very unfunny. He is lovingly (?) known around the staff as Baby Mike which may or may not be because he has a child (hint: it’s not). He’s also a second generation Penn Stater who has been wearing Penn State sweatshirts since before he was two, a habit he hasn’t grown out of. If you really hate yourself, you can follow him on twitter at @mike_reisman or email him at [email protected]


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