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The Best of 2018 Signing Day

National Signing Day is always an exciting event for student-athletes, colleges, and fans alike. One of our favorite things of signing day is checking out all of the different kinds of content schools across the country put out to announce signees. Here are our standout pieces of content from yesterday’s big day! Our favorite picks are listed first and then schools are listed in alphabetical order.

FAVORITE OF THE DAY: FLORIDA 
WHY WE LIKE IT: Hartley Grace Georges joins the Gators through an organization called the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. This organization pairs children battling brain tumors & other cancers with sports teams to improve their quality of life. We are excited to learn more about Hartley and her experience with the Gators.

VIDEO AND MOTION GRAPHICS

FAVORITE OF THE DAY: LSU
WHY WE LIKE IT: This is a piece that really pops and can fire up a fan base. The University of Minnesota Football team did something very similar a few years ago, especially with the stitching of names onto the back of a jersey so this isn’t necessarily a new concept but the first time we’ve seen it in softball. All and all, yet again LSU turned it out for 2018.

FSU
WHY WE LIKE IT: More than a standalone image but not too over the top. The garnet text glow is mesmerizing and iconically “FSU”.

GRAND CANYON
WHY WE LIKE IT: Fun, upbeat, and packed with information. GCU did a great job with this content for signing day. We’ve watched all of these multiple times. From the music, the pops of color, to the small details of the “shake” on the state these are awesome.

HOUSTON
WHY WE LIKE IT: It is clean, simple, and to the point. The broken transition in is not something we saw elsewhere this year. Houston “hit it out of the park” with this motion graphic piece.

NEBRASKA
WHY WE LIKE IT: Quick, clean and informational. With videos or motion graphics departments have to be careful these don’t drag on and lose the interest of fans. With a good balance of color, information, and images of the recruit, Nebraska executed this perfectly.

IMAGES

FAVORITE OF THE DAY: PENN STATE
WHY WE LIKE IT: Picking a “favorite” from the day out of all the amazing images creative departments turned out across the country was tough, we went with Penn State because it was so different from everyone else. With a cool, crisp design PSU’s graphics pop instantly.

ALABAMA
WHY WE LIKE IT: So crisp, so fresh, so clean. It’s a simple yet beautifully elegant graphic.

https://twitter.com/AlabamaSB/status/1062872582511362050

BOISE STATE
WHY WE LIKE IT: Boise’s graphic has an airy, light feel to it that is different from others.

CAMPBELL
WHY WE LIKE IT: 
Campbell made good use of the bright orange and coach quotes. Also, they are the camels! What isn’t there to like?

MISSOURI
WHY WE LIKE IT: A jam packed graphic that isn’t overwhelming, the use of the United States map isn’t something new but we like how it is used here. Also, the quotes from Coach Larissa Anderson are great especially in light of this being her first class to sign at Mizzuo.

NDSU
WHY WE LIKE IT: NDSU captured a very different look from the rest of country that grabs and holds onto the viewers attention with the movement created throughout the graphic.

https://twitter.com/NDSUsoftball/status/1062767120105259009

SOUTH CAROLINA
WHY WE LIKE IT: It’s just pretty. The use of black and white with a little color is gorgeous.

UNC
WHY WE LIKE IT: UNC honored the icon North Carolina argyle pattern in such a cool way!

https://twitter.com/UNCSoftball/status/1063089543690309632

WASHINGTON
WHY WE LIKE IT: Bold, bright, and beautiful. It’s a simple graphic but embodies “Mighty are the Women” through and through.

WICHITA STATE
WHY WE LIKE IT: Crisp, clean, and simple.

HONORABLE MENTION:
New Mexico State
Michigan
Pitt
Georgia Southern
Western Illinois
Illinois
Sam Houston
Montana
Texas (showed well on Instagram, did not work that well on Twitter)
Mississippi
Creighton
Cal

   

  

https://twitter.com/BluejaySoftball/status/1062835927712706562

 

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