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. 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!
Ep. 20 - Dane Brugler - Challenges Facing Scouts During COVID-19
Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Analyst for The Athletic joins us this week to talk shop on scouting and the challenges facing evaluators this fall during COVID-19!
Ep. 19 - Darrick Yray - Evaluating Insights, Last Chance U & Transfer Recruiting
Oregon State's Director of Player Personnel, Darrick Yray joined us to talk about his journey to Corvallis and drop some recruiting knowledge!
Ep. 18 - Omar Hales - Lessons Learned in Life & Recruiting
Baylor's Director of Recruiting, Omar Hales joins us this week on Up Close In Personnel to talk shop on recruiting and evaluating!
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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?