Each month nearly 50 million fans come to Yahoo! Sports, the No. 1 leader for online sports coverage, to find up-to-the-minute news, scores, and stats – and college fans are no different. College sports fans depend on Yahoo! Sports’ college destination Rivals.com, the dominant provider for team sites and recruiting coverage. Rivals already offers the most in-depth recruiting database available and more established prospect recruiting rankings, exclusive video and content, and historical, accurate, and in-depth team rankings than the competition.
And starting today, Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com are bringing you the next generation in sports media coverage: Alex Kline, the 17-year-old owner and operator of The Recruit Scoop, has joined Rivals. The Recruit Scoop, a leading site for dissecting, discussing and reporting on basketball recruiting, is now live on Rivals.com at http://recruitscoop.rivals.com/.
In his new role, Alex will be an Expert Publisher, focusing on the world of basketball recruiting. Alex will showcase student-athletes who are making visits to, verbally committing to, and ultimately signing letters of intent to play for colleges and universities across the country.
Eric Winter, Head of Rivals.com for Yahoo! Sports, had this to say about Alex joining Rivals: “As the No. 1 football and basketball recruiting site, Rivals.com is thrilled to have Alex and The Recruit Scoop as a major focus of our hoops recruiting efforts. Alex leads the charge for what we call the next-gen in media coverage. His ability to break news, procure relationships with recruits and the tight coaching fraternity, coupled with his strong social acumen, will allow Rivals.com to reach today’s youth in ways traditional media and our competition cannot.”
Here are some more details on what Alex will be doing on The Recruit Scoop:
- Providing daily updates and breaking news on the hottest recruits around the country
- Writing weekly features on the Rivals150, the top 150 recruits across the country
- Hosting Q&A with top talent
- Hosting live chats with basketball prospects from coast-to-coast
Alex will be doing all of this while attending to his primary job: finishing high school. Alex will graduate from the Pennington School in New Jersey this spring, and will be attending Syracuse University in the fall. He’s built a Twitter following of over 21,000 as he’s become the next big thing in college hoops recruiting.
And as if that isn’t enough, Alex is also the creator of the Mary Kline Classic, a basketball showcase at the Pennington School. The Classic features elite high school players participating in skills competitions and a game, and raises funds for cancer research. The Classic is named in honor of Alex’s mother, who passed away from cancer when he was 10 years old.
Check Alex out for yourself at his new site on Rivals.com, where you’ll find all of the biggest college hoops recruit scoops.