New York, NY, March 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Youth athlete recruiting website inRecruit.com has hired former NFL linebacker and CBS NFL Today host Bart Scott to be its President of Football Operations at inRecruit.com. inRecruit is an online and mobile youth sports recruiting website which enables youth athletes to market themselves directly to colleges across the country for purposes of athlete recruiting.
“inRecruit.com is a great way for me to continue to stay involved with youth sports and to help young athletes realize their dream of getting a college education while continuing to play sports,” said former NFL linebacker Bart Scott.
“Bart Scott is a hard working, smart, witty individual with a dynamic personality. He will now be in a position to use his lively, great character to help out tens of thousands of youth athletes from all over the world. I really can’t think of a better person to lead one of inRecruit’s most important departments (football) than Bart Scott,” said former professional athlete and inRecruit co-founder Malik Allen.
In this age of social media and electronic self-marketing, it is becoming vital for youth athletes to seize control of their online and mobile brand-image and to build resumes in a digital format highlighting their positive qualities and attributes. inRecruit has worked with coaches and youth athletes from all over and studied developments, tendencies and trends in the market in order to tailor its technology platform to exactly what is needed in today’s athletic recruiting environment. As a result, the inRecruit technology platform is designed to help youth athletes promote themselves to college coaches and to help college coaches discover new talent in a way which is familiar to everyone.
When Bart Scott was asked if he was excited to begin working at inRecruit, he simply replied “Can’t Wait!”
The inRecruit platform has been featured nationally by NBC Sports, ESPN TrueHoop and Comcast SportsNet and is widely adopted by colleges, youth athletes and parents worldwide.
Bart Scott has also made a financial investment in inRecruit and has been named to the company’s athletic advisory board. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
About Bart Scott
Bart Scott is a former NFL linebacker who played with the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-2009 and with the New York Jets from 2009-2012. Bart Scott joined CBS Sports Network as a TV analysts in 2013 ending his illustrious 11-year football career. Bart Scott played college football at Southern Illinois University from 1998-2001. He was named first team All-Gateway Conference in 2001. Scott later returned to Southern Illinois in 2005 to finish his academic studies, graduating with a degree in economics. Scott was eventually inducted into the Southern Illinois' Hall of Fame in 2008. Bart went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent. Prior to attending SIU, Bart attended Southeastern High School in Detroit, Michigan where he was named first team all-state as a senior. Bart is an individual who prides himself on giving back to his communities. In 2005, he bought new uniforms and equipment for the school’s football team and upgraded the weight room in 2007. In 2010, Scott paid for new bleachers and fencing after vandals stole the old bleachers and forced the Jungaleers to play all but their last “home” game at other venues. In tribute to Scott’s contributions on the field and off, Southeastern High School retired his jersey in 2008 and honored Scott in 2011 by naming its football field and track “Bart Scott Field.” Bart Scott is involved in multiple charities, including A Son Never Forgets, a foundation dedicated to helping those suffering with paralysis which was established by Scott himself in October 2006. Scott has also dedicated money to his former neighborhood, buying a plot of land to build a playground near his grandmother's home.
inRecruit is a mobile and online sports social network which has which has reformed the college sports recruiting process. inRecruit has been dubbed the “LinkedIn for Athletes” by several major national media outlets. To join inRecruit as an youth athlete, parent or college coach, sign up at http://www.inRecruit.com
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