When high schoolers travel off to look at potential colleges, they often acquire a number of tee shirts, hats and trinkets from various school bookstores. As you’d imagine, when a top high school football recruit does the same, he winds up with an entire new wardrobe. But while it’s generally considered acceptable for a regular student to wear the gear from another top program, that certainly isn’t the case for an athlete.
Ohio State commit Justin Hilliard, who made his pledge to the Buckeyes earlier this week, apparently has some rival gear lying around. The five-star linebacker is offering free Michigan, Notre Dame and Florida jackets to his followers. In true OSU form, he also refused to type out the full word “Michigan.”
I’ll send a jacket (XL) for free to any Notre Dame, M*chigan or Florida fan who’s interested pic.twitter.com/wL6hUntYYa
— Justin Hilliard (@JHilliard47) July 5, 2014
This isn’t really a shot at the other programs – it’s actually a generous move to give out clothing that he no longer has use for. But it still has to hurt fans of teams that weren’t able to land him.