National Signing Day 2015: How the Pac-12 announced recruits on Twitter
Times, they are a-changin' when it comes to how schools across America announce their football recruiting classes. To each school, every commit deserves special attention, and that's exactly what they give them on Twitter.
On Wednesday, every Pac-12 school had a distinct and unique way of unveiling each member of their respective Class of 2015 on Twitter, complete with a sweet-looking graphic or video.
Here's how each school made its announcements on Wednesday.
The defending Pac-12 South champions decided not only to go with a graphic for each of their OKGs on the aptly-named #AZOKGDay, they each got a YouTube highlight reel. Slick moves.
— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) February 4, 2015
Direct from the Boom Room, Arizona State unveiled its graphics with a definitive "Commited to Sun Devil football" declaration.
— Sun Devil Football (@FootballASU) February 4, 2015
Clean. Symmetrical. It even includes the silhouette of the commit's home state.
— Sonny Dykes (@CALCoachDykes) February 4, 2015
Right up California's alley with the state in bold Colorado colors with a logo on the commit's hometown. The jersey texture and action image in the background is a nice touch.
— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) February 4, 2015
Simplicity was the name of the game for the defending conference and Rose Bowl champions. Name. Hometown. Their new locker and an assortment of jerseys.
— OregonGridiron (@OregonGridiron) February 4, 2015
Black and orange was the name of the game for the Beavers. The unique angle on this one – OSU included the name of each recruit's head coach.
— Beavers Football (@OSUBeaversFB) February 4, 2015
The studious folks from Nerd Nation went the blackboard route. Bonus points for including the commit's Twitter handle.
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) February 4, 2015
The signature. The gold helmet. The star rating. It all screams Westwood.
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) February 4, 2015
This might take the cake as the most informational. Not only does it include the star rating and all other important info, it has a quote about each commit from head coach Steve Sarkisian. Extra touches like that make USC stand out.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) February 4, 2015
Best use of Vine definitely goes to the Utes, who announced each commitment with a six-second video of a Utah coach adding a commit to the big board.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) February 4, 2015
There's something so dramatic about Washington's announcement graphics. They just feel like they pop right off your screen. Nice touch with the high school's mascot.
— UW Football (@UW_Football) February 4, 2015
Strong and simple for the Cougs this year. The solid "It's a great day to be a WSU Cougar" declaration and the mockup of each commit's new jersey.
— WSUCougFootball (@wsucougfb) February 4, 2015