By Emily Giambalvo
December 18, 2018Before District defensive lineman Cam Goode’s announcement on Wednesday of where he plans to play college football next season, just a handful of people know his choice: his parents, his high school coaches and a stranger in Baton Rouge whom Goode knows only through Twitter direct messages.
Meet Daniel Vlosky, a longtime college football fan who works in IT. He’s the person Goode entrusted with his secret for the sake of receiving a graphic to artfully announce his college choice, Maryland or Central Florida, on social media.
Gone are the days in which college football recruits only have one way to publicize their decisions: by selecting a hat while seated in front of a television camera. Those scenes are still common, and the signing of a national letter-of-intent remains an important visual of the recruiting process. But now recruits also cater to audiences online, not just sharing their final decisions but publicly narrowing their top candidates throughout the process.
“When they’re announcing something this big, they want to do it with style," said Vlosky, 32, who makes the graphics under the alias Geaux Edits. READ MORE...