TheInsiders.com's nationally recognized recruiting experts include Student Sports, which provides exclusive data from Nike football prospect camps; Jamie Newberg, David Garvin and Chris Pool on football, and Dave Telep and Tracy Pierson on basketball. Highly regarded experts such as John Bakas, Max Emfinger, Chris Fetters, Tom Perrone and Gene Williams provide additional football recruiting coverage, while Kevin Lustgarten scopes the national junior college scene.
CNNSI.com users will be able to purchase TheInsiders.com Recruiting Passes that will provide 24-hour access to all recruiting posts plus, available soon, TheInsiders.com's comprehensive prospect database.
Jim Heckman, TheInsiders.com CEO and founder of Rivals.com, whose former sites now anchor his new network, said, "In 1998, our team pioneered the business of recruiting by partnering with all of the best college sports recruiting experts in the nation under one banner and one database. Our idea has changed the marketplace and created a new industry. We are proud to be recognized by CNNSI.com as their partners. Our experts run the top high school recruiting combines and camps in the nation, are the top experts in each region of the country, and are the most respected in the nation because they work as a team to cover the nation and ensure objectivity."
"We are pleased to offer TheInsiders.com's college recruiting data to our users," said Joey Trotz, vice president, operations of CNNSI.com. "Their information complements our site's in-depth sports information and continues with our effort to offer the best, most comprehensive sports coverage on the web."
TheInsiders.com recruiting content also will include rankings of the top 101 college football and basketball prospects.
Based in Seattle, Wash., TheInsiders.com is an online sports network that has been re-launched by Jim Heckman, founder of Rivals.com. Anchored by top former Web sites from Rivals, TheInsiders.com features the best college recruiting, college team, pro and high school sites in the country. Heckman's team, which includes the original Rivals CTO and core-engineering team, has partnered with Brian Kosar and Kosar Investments, Inc., and Doug Moore and Vulcan Media to provide the most extensive and inside sports content in a network operating on next-generation online technology.
CNNSI.com is AOL Time Warner's sports Web site, the home of Sports Illustrated on the Web and the sports site for CNN.com and CNN/Sports Illustrated, the sports news network. The site features up-to-the minute scores, news, statistics and analysis of domestic and international sports, as well as free fantasy sports, live streaming video and a local sports section for more than 150 cities. The site features the renowned journalism and photography of Sports Illustrated and content from CNN/Sports Illustrated, as well Turner Sports' NBA, golf and motor sports coverage.