Photo: Kentucky sends 182 letters to recruit

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 02, 2013

Posted by: Chris Vannini on July 2, 2013

Back in March, a recruit tweeted that he had received 115 handwritten letters from Kentucky.

It looks like Mark Stoops and his staff have topped themselves, big time.

"Okay Okay Here Is A Picture Of 182 Letters From UK This Has To Be A Record Or Something Ha !! BBN #Crazy #WeAreUK," tweeted five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam from Kentucky.

Elam said they all came on one day. Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples made a joke that college coaches could cause the post office to keep Saturday delivery.

In case you were wondering, the NCAA rule on letters reads as follows: "Institutional note cards may not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches when opened in full. In addition, such cards may only contain the institution's name and logo or an athletics logo on the outside, must be blank on the inside (one side of the card when opened in full) when produced and may include only handwritten information (e.g., words, illustrations) on the inside when provided to the recipients."

But there's no limit on how many you can write. As I said last time, I hope whoever wrote the letters gets some time to rest.




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