Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen is attempting to take the most direct route to convincing big-time recruits to play for his Bulldogs – focusing on their moms. Mullen sent a Mother’s Day card to offensive lineman Chase Johnson’s mom earlier this week, which Johnson then posted on Twitter. Check it out:
— Chase Johnson™ (@Grind0rDie77) May 10, 2013
Johnson told The Clarion-Ledger what it meant to him:
“I’ve always liked Mississippi State,” Johnson said. “But I think it affected me. They believe family is number one. They are going to accept you and your family. They aren’t just recuting you. they are recruiting your whole family.”
Bravo, Dan Mullen. This is certainly better than some of the other recruiting tactics we’ve seen recently.