Meet Tipton Edits: The Creative Director Behind Social Media’s Most Popular Recruiting Photos

There's a high school senior down in Huntsville, Alabama, who knows exactly where high school basketball's most elite players are going before anyone else. His name is Joseph Tipton and can unofficially be tabbed as the creative director to the Flo40 stars. 

When an athlete is preparing an announcement around recruiting, they slide into the DM of @tipton.edits to create a custom graphic themed just right for that player's message. Tipton is the first to admit he offered his services to some of baskeball's biggest names as a long shot, but in the age where branding is key and Instagram likes mean more than points scored, grabbing the attention of the nation's top prospects was nothing but a layup.  His style popped off, and before you knew it, every elite basketball player had Tipton Edits on speed dial.

Don't be surprised to see Tipton's work span beyond a player's commitment announcement, as his duties are appreciated around notable events, such as the McDonald's All American Games and Jordan Brand Classic. 

Here's a closer look at the Tipton Edits roster:

Flo40 No. 1 Michael Porter Jr.
  • ​Washington Commitment

  • ​McDonald's All-American

Flo40 No. 11 Gary Trent Jr. 
  • ​Duke Commitment

Flo40 No. 14 Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • ​Michigan State Commitment

Josh Jackson
  • ​Kansas Commitment

Miles Bridges
  • ​Michigan State Commitment

Shareef O'Neal
  • ​Early Considerations

Flo40 No. 20 Quade Green
  • ​Jordan Brand Classic

Though Tipton Edits does his work for elite athletes pro bono, all athletes can cop an edit at

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