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Beyonce helping Tennessee with football recruiting

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The University of Tennessee is using pop star Beyonce in football recruiting.

The Volunteers sent one of their top targets, defensive tackle Shy Tuttle of Lexington, N.C., a photo-shopped cover of Rolling Stone magazine with him and the pop star walking together.

Tuttle is shown in a black Tennessee t-shirt with the caption, “Beyonce on why she thinks Tuttle belongs at Tennessee.”

There’s another caption about the singer that reads “GameDay trends: Change as Beyonce is spotted in Neyland.”

Who knew Beyonce was a Tennessee fan? And who knew that Tennessee could gain favor with Tuttle by marketing Beyonce?

Love or hate Tennessee’s idea, it was a grand success because Tuttle obviously liked it and was impressed enough to tweet it out.

In the wacky world of recruiting, anything that makes a school stand out from the rest of the pack is smart strategy.

What do you think? Please post below. And let’s have a contest: Who can come up with the best match of a celebrity promoting a college football team’s recruiting on a magazine cover? Which celebrity and which college? And what would caption say? Please post below.