Last night the tweet below from Tom VanHaaren, ESPN recruiting analyst, caught my eye.
Last April I visited Ohio State and when I walked into director of player personnel Mark Pantoni's office I immediately noticed all of the graphics he had on the wall. I told Pantoni at the time that their graphics were some of the best I've seen anywhere and he promptly introduced me to Sammy Silverman, a former Ohio State student, who does all of the graphics for Ohio State football..and by the looks of his twitter feed, might also be helping Ohio State basketball out now as well. Since then I've frequently seen Silverman's work featured by the Ohio State staff and it's clearly some of the best graphic work in all of college football.
Ok, pick your chin up. Yeah, those graphics are sick.
Step 1, call your head coach into your office (or perhaps walk down to his).
Step 2, you guys think about how much having access to a graphics stud like this would help you guys market the program to recruits and energize your current players...and donors.
Step 3, go find your own Sammy. He's out there...probably on campus somewhere or just off campus trying to find someone who can help him put his creative energy and passion to work.
Ok, now back to Tom's original tweet...I said that Sammy's work is easily in the top 5 in FBS. Over the past few years I've seen some really impressive graphics at LSU, Alabama, USC and Miami is pushing out some cool new graphics of late as well. But I'm wondering, am I missing anyone?
Help me out, if your graphics person routinely pumps out great stuff send me a link or some pictures. I'd love to share with everyone. Email us at Mail@FootballScoop.com or even easier, tweet it at us @FootballScoop.
Send us your input and I'll circle back to this later this week. Thank you