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Christian McCaffrey Teases Tennessee For Recruiting Blunder

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Tennessee’s recruiting letter to Christian McCaffrey. Photo via McCaffrey on Instagram.

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey posted a picture of a recruiting blunder dating back to his high school days with Tennessee as the culprit.

McCaffrey, a four-star recruit in the 2014 class according to 247 Sports, stacked up offers as a prospect at Valor Christian in Littleton, Colorado. While Tennessee’s recruiting staff did not offer McCaffrey a scholarship according to 247, the Vols were in contact with the future superstar through the mail.

McCaffrey posted a picture of a letter addressed to “Chrsilo McCaffrey” from Tennessee.

“Throwback to a letter I got in High School lol,” McCaffrey captioned the post.

McCaffrey posted the picture to an Instagram story on Tuesday morning.

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Christian McCaffrey recruiting letter. Photo via Christian McCaffrey on Instagram.
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McCaffrey wound up taking his talents to Stanford, where he would become the program’s third-leading all-time rusher with 3,922 total rushing yards en route to becoming a Top 10 draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Tennessee had their eyes set on five-star running back Jalen Hurd in the 2014 class instead, an in-state prospect from Hendersonville, TN. Hurd was ranked as the No. 2 athlete in a class full of elite running back prospects including Bo Scarbrough, Leonard Fournette, Dallvin Cook, Royce Freeman, Nick Chubb, Joe Mixon, and Sony Michel.

Ironically, enough, Hurd’s first stop in the NFL was with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Tennessee-San Francisco connection has been quite active over the last few months. Not only did VFL Jauan Jennings have a phenomenal game in the Niners’ Super Bowl loss, but the team also signed VFL Josh Dobbs in the offseason.

After Tennessee’s bowl win over Iowa on New Year’s Day, San Francisco tight end George Kittle (an Iowa alum) paid up a bet to Peyton Manning by wearing a Tennessee shirt on social media.

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@PeytonManning and @GKittle on Instagram. Screenshot via RTI.

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