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Ep. 28: NFL Combine and HS parallels

Without Chad to steady the ship, Josh goes off on why the 40-yard dash is the most overrated evaluation measurement in football evaluation. 1:30 - FIVE HOT TOPICS NFL Combine for evaluation purposes Surprised positively at NFL Combine Surprised negatively at NFL Combine How much combine performance should factor into Draft 25:41 - RECENT COMMIT EVALS Hunter Welcing, Northwestern; Trey Leroux, Ohio State 30:03 - RANDOM RANKING My Top 5 Draft picks in 2019 NFL Draft


Ep 27: 2020 update, new professional leagues

1:38 - FIVE HOT TOPICS -Final thoughts on 2019 NSD -Potential No. 1s in 2020 -High number of five-stars -Prospect most want to see in-person this spring -How transfer market is affecting recruiting 25:28 - RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS Joshua Downs, North Carolina; Avery Jernigan, Auburn; Ira Henry, Florida State; Mookie Cooper, Texas 31:16 - RANDOM RANKING AAF players we’re most excited to see back in action 38:25 - RAPID FIRE -Favorite stop on the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp circuit? -Does D.J....


Ep. 26: Final 2019 rankings and All-Star game wrap up

More analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons break down the final update of the 2019 recruiting rankings as well as recap the Under Armour All-American Game and the All-American Bowl from San Antonio. 2:33 - FIVE HOT TOPICS Who lived up to their billing at all-star games? All-star game surprises All-star game disappointments Final 2019 rankings questions answered Concerns with final 2019 rankings 19:34 - RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS Tre’Von Morgan, Michigan State Marcus Banks, Alabama...


Ep. 25: Dec. Signing Period and 2020 rankings update

More analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons preview the early signing period for the 2019 class and break down the updated Rivals100 and Rivals250 for the 2020 class. 1:12 FIVE HOT TOPICS Storyline(s) you’re watching in the next week 2020 prospect with the highest ceiling 2020 prospect with the highest floor 2020 you think is being slept on 2020 five-star you’re least sold on 16:28 RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS Charles Cross – Mississippi State, Rashad Cheney – Minnesota, Dax Hill –...


Ep. 24: Post-season 2019 update

The post-senior season update of the Rivals100 and Rivals250 for the 2019 class are releasing this week. We discuss what prospects we're sold on, which we still have questions about and dive into a little bit of the college football coaching carousel in this episode. 2:15 - FIVE HOT TOPICS 2019 prospect with the highest ceiling 2019 prospect with the highest floor 2019 being slept on 2019 five-star least sold on 2019 bet the house is a first-round draft pick 24:30 - RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS...


Ep. 23: Mid-season stock report

More analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons take some time off from their travels to look at college football prospects who are making noise this season and those who need to step it up. 1:34 FIVE HOT TOPICS -Prospects making noise this season -Prospects who need to step it up -Prospects emerging as D1 recruits -Key injuries to top prospects this season -Teams building recruiting buzz 22:25 RECENT COMMIT EVALS - Brenton Strange (Penn State), Jared Casey (Oregon), Tahj Gary (Virginia...


Ep. 22: Summer 2020 Rankings Release

The first rankings update for the 2020 class is out and we recap the biggest storylines. We also recap a trio of SEC commitments and list the 5 must-see games in Week 1 of the CFB slate. 2:05 - FIVE HOT TOPICS -New Five Stars -Future 5-star candidates -Is 2020 a down year for talent? -Non-premium positions -Early 2020 team rankings 22:32 - RECENT COMMIT EVALS -Mohamoud Diabate (Florida), Jamil Burroughs (Georgia), Jonah Tauanu’u (Oregon), Brandon Kaho (Alabama) 26:40 - RANDOM RANKING -Best...


Ep. 21: Summer 2019 Ranking Update

This week we recap the post-summer update of the Rivals100 and the Rivals250 for the 2019 class. We evaluate some recent commitments across the country and also give our top five Heisman Trophy candidates for the 2018 season. FIVE HOT TOPICS -Five-Star Quarterbacks -Oklahoma commits -Elite Wide Receivers -Big movers at Outside Linebacker -No. 1 candidates RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS Steven Faucheaux (Purdue), MJ Anderson (Minnesota), Cormontae Hamilton (Ohio State), Chester Kimbrough...


Ep. 20: Kicking Expert Brandon Kornblue

1:25 – Recruiting Topics at Big Ten Media Day 5:27 - Guest Brandon Kornblue of 6:37 - Kornblue’s kicking background 9:10 – Pro Bowl Hall of Fame Camp in Canton 14:00 – Results of July 12 Camp Justin Duenkel, Virginia commit Brandon Petreuscu Jared Wheatley 15:54 – Camp setup and competition criteria 21:07 – What goes into evaluating kickers for college football 23:04 – Why Michigan PK Quinn Nordin was highly recruited 28:23 – Top kicker prospects in 2019 class -Aidan...


Ep. 19: Five-Star Challenge Recap

1:23 - FIVE HOT TOPICS -Recapping the Five-Star Challenge -Notable performances -Why our team did not win 7on7 or Big Man -MB Stadium as host -The month of July for evaluations 29:28 - RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS -Derrick McLendon, Florida State -Winston Wright, West Virginia -Jayson Jones, Alabama -Anthony Williams Jr., Michigan State -Jake Hornibrook, Stanford Late June Midwest commit feature: 35:12 - RANDOM RANKING – Our favorite sports stadiums 42:31 -...


Ep. 18: Five-Star Challenge preview

FIVE HOT TOPICS -Hot teams in June (Purdue, Pitt, Miss. St.) -Five-star Challenge -Players looking to earn their 5th star -First time evaluations -The ATL/Mercedes Benz Stadium RECENT COMMIT EVALUATIONS -Peter Parrish, LSU -Nathan Pickering, Miss. St. -Dennis Jackson, Miss. St. -Jowon Briggs, Virginia -Jalen Hunt, Iowa GUEST RANKER: Christian Pina -Top Las Vegas Sports Books RAPID-FIRE PREDICTIONS -Breakout Five-Star Challenge star -Top QB performer -Top Underclassmen -Overall MVP -Which...


Ep. 17: The first ranked Rivals250 for 2020

1:10 – Five Hot Topics -First 5-stars -Deepest position groups -Who will make the headlines in 2020 -Early commitments/top classes -Too early to rank? 25:45 – EVALUATIONS OF RECENT COMMITS -Zach Calzada, TAMU -John Plumlee, Georgia -Ronald Thompkins, Nebraska -Marquez Bembry, Kentucky -Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson 34:05 – RANDOM RANKING: Our favorite non-big four sports 46:27 – RAPID FIRE PREDICTIONS -Who earns their fifth star at the Five-Star Challenge? -Do college coaches pay attention to...


Ep. 16: 5 Hot Topics on 2019 Rankings

Discussing 5 hot topics with the release of the 2019 post-spring update of the Rivals Rankings. Plus, evaluations of recent commits, Rapid Fire Predictions and Chad Simmons ranks his favorite Reality TV shows.


Ep. 15: NFL Draft prospects as recruits

In this episode we look back at the top expected NFL Draft picks we projected correctly coming out of high school, and those that have surprised us. Also, will Josh Rosen become the new Broadway Joe, and how does evaluating for the NFL differ from evaluating for CFB?


Ep. 14: The first Rivals100 for 2020

We are already halfway through the schedule Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas and discuss which prospects have stood out thus far. This week we are also releasing the first ratings for the 2020 class and highlight the headliners while discussing whether it is too early to rate sophomores in high school.


Ep. 13: A 2019 Rankings Release Party

The class of 2019 is now front and center in the college football recruiting world and analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons break down the latest rankings release for the class in the absence of former No. 1 prospect JT Daniels.


Ep. 12: The Final 2018 Rankings

More analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons give their final thoughts on the 2018 college football recruiting class


Ep. 11: All-Star Games Recap

Rivals analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons recap on-site coverage of the Under Armour All-American Game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl with evaluations of top prospects in those games.


Ep. 10: Post-junior season 2019 rankings update

Hosts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons recap the latest class of 2019 rankings release and also discuss which new head coaches are doing best in early recruiting.


Ep. 9: The post-season Rivals 2018 rankings update

Chad Simmons and Josh Helmholdt break down the latest rankings release of the 2018 class, including whether anyone can catch Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence for No. 1 overall and why Ohio State commit Emory Jones lost his fifth star.