The recruiting process can be a daunting challenge and quite a difficult experience for recruits, parents and coaches alike.In this show, it is our goal to flip the script, to peel back the curtain and empower recruits with insider information to create more transparency in an increasingly cloudy environment.Hosted by Director of Recruiting at Rice University, Alex Brown, Up Close in Personnel will be inviting other industry expert's from across the country to cover all topics involving recruiting and the evaluation process.
Ep. 26 - Eric Galko - Scouting in the XFL & Roster Construction
Eric Galko, founder and owner of Optimum Scouting joined the show this week to talk about the scouting process and lessons learned while overseeing player personnel for the XFL!
Ep. 25 - Jordan Arcement - Making The Connection
UVA Director of Recruiting Communication, Jordan Arcement joins us on Up Close In Personnel to talk about how he got into the game and how recruiters can best connect with recruits during the recruiting process.
Ep. 24 - Neil Stratton - Inside the NFL Scouting Industry
Neil Stratton, President of Inside The League, joined Up Close In Personnel to break down the NFL Scouting industry and discuss his new book called "Scout Speak"!
Ep. 23 - Lucas Jadin - Unlocking Yourself Mentally
Lucas Jadin, Mentorship Program Director with Train 2 Be Clutch, jumps into this week's edition of Up Close In Personnel with Alex Brown to take a deep dive into his work with mental skills training!
Ep. 22 - Steve Palazzolo - PFF & The Role of Analytics in Football
Steve Palazzolo, Senior Analyst with Pro Football Focus joins us this week to the role of analytics in football and break down his process as an evaluator!
Ep. 21 - Trip Couch - Baseball Crossover in Recruiting & Evaluating
Trip Couch, Assistant Baseball Coach for the University of South Carolina joins us in Up Close in Personnel's first crossover episode to talk shop on both the recruiting and evaluation process!
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High quality podcast. Content useful for recruits/parents, people looking to work in the sports world, or just passionate sports fans. Wide variety of topics within the football world but covered at great depth. Alex is a great, humble guy who’s effort is next to none. Love it! Can’t wait for more!
One thing I truly admire about each episode is the grind everyone has put into achieving their goals.
Keep it coming Alex!
Evaluating a Prospect’s Transcript
Could you go over your process for evaluating a prospect’s transcript? And the importance of their test scorers? What is acceptable academically at most schools as a SO/JR, and then what is generally acceptable at prestigious schools like Rice? And lastly, maybe voice your opinion about how academics play a role in evaluating the character of a prospect?