By: Brooks Kubena (TheAdvocate)
An hour before LSU football coach Ed Orgeron's trademark "Hold That Tiger!" recruiting tweet, a high school star defensive end scrambled to find an artist.
"Who can do edits???" Alec Bryant posted on Twitter at 5:06 p.m. Monday.
Time was ticking.
Sports reporters, athletes and fans were starting to catch on that Bryant, a junior at Shadow Creek High in Pearland, Texas, was going to announce his commitment to the LSU Tigers' 2020 recruiting class.
Bryant wanted to join the trend that has swept up nearly every major modern athlete in college football: He wanted a graphic to post along with his announcement — an artistic picture with swagger and flash and flare, the type that's become standard in the social media age.
Perhaps you've seen similar graphics flood your social media timelines. The hundreds of photos with their digitized logos and footballs have probably only just started to fade away, now that national signing day has been over for nearly two weeks.
But where do they come from?
Luckily for Bryant, his social media following allowed him to crowd-source:
"@GeauxEdits The Best!!" one person replied
"@GeauxEdits best in the business," another wrote. READ MORE