It’s that time of year for the graphic designers to get some shine.
Aug. 1 is the first day prospects from the Class of 2018 can receive written scholarship offers from college football programs. These written offers are non-binding but still say plenty about a team’s level of seriousness about the recruit.
East Carolina set the bar with these babies.
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 1, 2017
Here’s how we rank the official scholarship offers from SEC teams:
Roll Tide 🐘🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/4wqQGX6ZzW
— SNAKE (@nikkkkbonitto) August 1, 2017
Alabama is the team to beat in the SEC but they’re last in these rankings for this uninspired effort.
— Dennis Briggs Jr. (@Briggsdennis2) August 1, 2017
The personalized jersey is alright but the text leaves plenty to be desired.
12. South Carolina
South Carolina official offer! 🐔 pic.twitter.com/R1Ln2HEc8g
— James Mitchell (@j_mitch82) August 1, 2017
South Carolina tried to go for a sleek, dark approach that instead just comes across as bland.
11. Mississippi State
— JEROME CARVIN7️⃣4️⃣ (@JeromeCarvin) August 1, 2017
Again, another example of a design that doesn’t exactly pop with the muted grey tone.
Official Offer⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/DedleddMan
— Miles Jones (@milesjones2018) August 1, 2017
The skyline is a neat, subtle touch however the font is too generic.
— Bumper (@bumperpool10) August 1, 2017
The cursive is classy but Arkansas could’ve made better use of their red.
— J D U B💰💫 (@Jarren2Williams) August 1, 2017
If you’re going to use a blue font, it’s going to need to be a bigger, more legible blue for Big Blue Nation.
— v8 (@V8Blazing) August 1, 2017
Now, we’re reaching the stage of the elite designs. This one from Auburn effortlessly glows with swagger.
6. Ole Miss
Hotty Toddy🔴🔵 It's Official pic.twitter.com/CHVcuDAh5e
— 🔥Trey Hill🔥 (@hilldeontrey) August 1, 2017
If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, nothing will.
— Andres Fox (@AndresLFox9) August 1, 2017
Major points for working the shape of the state into the design.
— Ja'Marr Chase (@10jayy__) August 1, 2017
Nifty way to deliver your message, Florida.
— Jacob Copeland 🇭🇹 (@JCope5era) August 1, 2017
Super clean effort here from Georgia, with props for the Dawgs seal of approval.
Official 🐯🖤 pic.twitter.com/S9NRPQwIUP
— James Foster II (@YungSimba4) August 1, 2017
Missouri has the perfect colors to pull off this very dignified approach.
1. Texas A&M
— Ⓜ️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) August 1, 2017
Now we’re talking! (literally). Texas A&M gets the top spot for appealing to one of the major things recruits care about: their smart phones.