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Photo: UCLA Wrote A 2-Page "ESPN The Magazine" Article Predicting The Future Of 4-Star TE Chris Clark As A Recruiting Pitch

UCLA pitches TE Chris Clark.

Chris Clark doesn't know where he will be playing college football, but UCLA claims to know the future of the four-star tight end. 

As a recruiting pitch to the 6-foot-6, 247-pound prospect, the Bruins' recruiting staff wrote a fake, two-page ESPN The Magazine article about what Clark will do at UCLA. 

According to the story, Clark will: 

  • Score a 57-yard touchdown on his first snap as a Bruin. 
  • Be a consensus first-team All-American all three seasons at UCLA.
  • Lead the Bruins to the College Football Playoff as a sophomore. 
  • Win the Mackey Award and a national championship as a junior. 
  • Leave school for the NFL after his junior season, become "Rob Gronkowski 2.0."

Here's the story. It's pretty great. 

Creating mock magazine covers is commonplace in recruiting, but a two-page article is something we haven't seen before. Well done, UCLA.