Posted by Chip Patterson
Sure. There is ton about Nike's new Pro Combat gear that makes perfect sense for the elite athlete. It's light weight, it's durable, and thanks to new technologies a Nike Pro Combat uniform soaking wet is supposedly still lighter than a normal dry uniform.
On Wednesday, Nike revealed the newest line of Pro Combat uniforms in college football. The line will begin with ten schools, with the motto: "Ten Storied Programs, Ten Game-Changing Uniforms."
The ten schools to debut the uniforms in 2010 will be TCU, Alabama, Miami, West Virginia, Boise State, Oregon State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Florida, and Virginia Tech.
But all the technology aside, let's get down to it: this is all about fashion, and fashion is just another tool in recruiting.
Face it, these jerseys are cool. They look sleek, yet many of them (particularly Florida and Ohio State) have a throwback feel. They utilize the "alternate colors" that have become so popular these days. They are the kinds of jerseys that the players want to wear.
They are the kinds of jerseys that high school players want to wear too. These are the programs that will be on nationally televised games, in front of millions of eyes. Thousands of those eyes are the best high school football players in the nation, and those impressionable teenagers are absolutely going to think these new jerseys are cool.
Which jersey is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing Virginia Tech bust out these new black uniforms on Monday against Boise State. (Photo Credits: Virginia Tech, Nike)
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