So, Scout.com hired three.
They are Brandon Huffman, Scott Schrader and Johnny Curren.
Huffman has written for Bruin Report Online for two years, but has been writing about college and high school football since 1998, when he wrote for College Football Digest and FanStop.com. Huffman has always been involved in sports, first serving as an assistant sports information director at Azusa Pacific, then as an Arbitration/Free Agent Analyst for the Scott Boras Corporation. Given his experience, he knows football talent.
Schrader covered USC recruiting for USC Report, before writing for WeAreSC.Com for the last six months. His father is Loel Schrader, who worked as a sports columnist for 60 years, mostly for the Long Beach Press Telegram. Schrader has been around football, recruiting and scouting nearly his entire life.
Curren is a video producer who currently works for FOX Sports West in their production department. Curren will head up the collection and production of video for Southern California recruits for Scout.com, getting unparalleled access to Southern California recruits and their video footage.
"We feel that Southern California is a special place, particularly for football recruiting," said Glenn Nelson, Scout.com's Editor-in-Chief. "It just doesn't ever get the full coverage it should, so Scout.com decided to hire enough manpower - and the right manpower -- to do just that."
The duties of Schrader and Huffman will be to enlighten readers about every Division 1 football prospect in Southern California - providing recruiting updates, evaluations and rankings. Curren will provide the video clips, so Scout.com readers can see the recruits in action more than they ever thought possible, and more than it's ever been done.
Fans of WeAreSC.com and BruinReportOnline.com have already greatly reaped the harvest from these three since they started working for the network in their new capacity for the last month or so. Nelson said, "The coverage has been better than ever. Bruin Report Online and We Are SC have been getting more football recruiting coverage than just about any two sites in our network in the last month. Every other region generally has only one expert from out network covering it, but Southern California now has three."
Scout.com is treating Southern California football recruiting as it rightfully should be treated, with the manpower and expertise it demands.