Recruits walk away from campus visits impressed every weekend.
Usually, they offer the same run-of-the-mill answers for what left them feeling so good: facilities, stadium, coaching staff, etc. While Tennessee impressed Colin Anderson in all of the aforementioned areas, the school really stood out to him for one very unexpected reason.
The Volunteers’ chocolate milk.
“It was awesome,” Anderson said, according to Scout’s John Garcia, Jr. “The football facilities were top-tier, there was a lot of money in that place. The one thing that really stood out to me was the food and how they feed you. The nutritionists there are top-notch, I hadn’t received a presentation like that. They make their own peanut butter, they’ve got chocolate milk fresh off the utter, it’s like a day old, best chocolate milk you’ve tasted, it’s insane!
“I’m a milk guy, so it was awesome.”
Anderson is a three-star outside linebacker from tiny Killen, Ala. (population: 1,108), who holds 27 reported offers, including Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State, among others. He is rated as the state of Alabama’s No. 44 prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Little things matter in today’s recruiting world. Schools should take notice and always keep their milk cold.