Some schools are forced to win over mothers and fathers in order to land a football recruit. In the case of quarterback J.T. Granato, a 3-star prospect per 247Sports, it was his cat that needed convincing.
The Rice Owls were very serious about landing the Kinkaid (Texas) quarterback, so co-offensive coordinator Billy Lynch penned a letter to his cat.
According to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, coach Lynch wrote:
As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.
Well, it worked, as J.T. committed to the Owls.
Nice work by the Rice coaches. It's the cat's world—J.T. is just living in it.