UPDATE: Tuesday, May 27 at 8:40 p.m. ET.
Welp, it happened again.
LostLettermen.com spotted another tweet from Weber, this one showcasing a SportsIllustrated mockup from the Ohio State football program with the word "deliver" misspelled.
This is probably a tongue-in-cheek jab at Michigan, or at least I pray it is. Otherwise, we live in a world where multiple institutions of higher learning can't even beg for the attention of a teenager without typos.
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Michigan loves the way you blal, Mike Weber.
Whoops, my mistake. The editors will have my head for this, but at least they can go back and correct “ball” once they’ve finished power-washing the guillotine.
What can’t be fixed in post, however, is the magazine mockup the Michigan football program sent to a 4-star high school recruit this week.
LostLettermen.com spotted a tweet from Mike Weber, a junior at Cass Technical High School the Wolverines have been pursuing with zest this offseason. Weber tweeted out a picture on Tuesday of an ESPN The Magazine mockup he received from Michigan depicting his future as “Man of the Year” at Ann Arbor.
This Photoshop fantasy is enough to send any young man daydreaming, but there’s one, tiny problem: Michigan misspelled “American.”
Yep, upon closer inspection, you’ll notice Weber is hailed as an “All-Amercian.”
What does this mean for the running back’s recruitment? Not much it would appear.
Scout.com reports that Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin are among the other schools interested in landing Weber, but the young man seems to be taking the goof-up in stride.
To be fair, we all mess up our words from time to time. Most of us don’t do so as an institution of higher learning reaching out to a high school student, but it happens.
Considering the booming trend of college programs sending personalized art to recruits, it’s a miracle this didn’t happen sooner.
Hopefully this might help coaches slow down the next time they’re diddling around on Adobe Illustrator. If it doesn't, Brady Hoke might get stuck explaining why his office sent out a letter signed “You rokc come to Meatchicken HAGS!” in Gelly Roll pens this summer.
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