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On Monday, 247Sports will release Player Database 2.0, which will feature multiple enhancements to that particular product. Here's a rundown of what is coming...
-Crystal Ball- Crystal Ball is essentially recruiting predictions from analysts on where top prospects will end up. The first version will feature the ability to see all predictions on a recruit, all predictions from one analyst and more. We have featured analysts from across the 247Sports network and also from other outlets, both regionally and nationally and will be adding more. The next versions of this product will include analyst accuracy rankings and ratings, the ability for users to predict recruits (with rewards for accuracy) and more. We are extremely excited about this.
-Recruiter Rankings- Similar to our team rankings, we will begin to rank recruiters (assistant coaches) according to a formula using 247Composite (recruiting industry-wide) ratings and rankings. These rankings will be able to be sorted by conference and you will also be able to see which coaches are recruiting which players on our enhanced coaching pages. This is the first of its kind in the industry. We've run the numbers from last year and both G.A. Mangus and Shawn Elliott were ranked inside of the top 50 according to the formula. When coaching changes occur, you will be able to see how the candidates stack up with regards to recruiting.
-Basketball Team Rankings- Another first of its kind in the industry, just as we do in football, we are going to have computerized, real-time updated recruiting team rankings in basketball. As your team gets a commitment, your class ranking will move up or down accordingly. These also will be sortable by conference.
-Skills- Our national recruiting team spends weeks on the road and reviewing film and 247Sports has in a short time set an industry standard for recruiting rankings, led by our lead scouts Gerry Hamilton (football) and Jerry Meyer (hoops). Now, we are giving our users a deeper look into the prospect evaluations with a skills rating. Each position is assigned 10 skills and we grade them 1-10, so you can see, for example, if a player needs to get faster, bigger, etc. While rankings are strictly a projection, skills ratings are much more of a "right now" look.
-Rankings History- A graphical look on where prospects have been ranked/rated throughout the process. At 247Sports, we constantly evaluate and update and this will help you keep up with all of the movement! Also, you can compare 247Sports rankings with 247Composite.
Also on Monday on TBS...
-All New (or old) Spurnotes- I am going to begin to write Spurnotes again starting Monday. I was the creator/original author of the feature and plan to release these 2-3 times a week starting Monday and then answer all of your follow-up questions following the release. It's a good way for me to get back in the swing of things here on TBS.
-Insider Tidbits- So, we aren't taking anything away here. Tony has been writing Spurnotes daily for the better part of the last 3-4 years and it's not like he doesn't have information to release. We are simply re-branding his daily feature and calling it "Insider Tidbits". So you can expect the same stuff there on a daily basis.
-VIP Room- And of course Mondays are the days that Whittle, WG, Wes and everyone else contributes to the VIP Room. That's not going anywhere, so you can expect it at its normal time. Some of the VIP rooms I have read in the last month have been among the very best reports I've seen on any South Carolina site in the history of South Carolina sites.
So Monday will be a big day here on TBS and also throughout the 247Sports Network. Thanks so much for continuing to be a part of our site and network and enjoy the spring game today!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by JC Shurburtt 12 months ago
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Glad to have you in the house more often!
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**** I'm not an insider, I just live here ****
I thought we were going to have the ability to read other sites insider info
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I think they were talking down the road with that. I hope home sites info stays VIP
Glad to have you back, JC. Your insight is appreciated!
The best Gamecock site gets even better!
I got badly sunburnt today
This! Can't wait
My only comment and take this with a grade of saw. The term "tidbit" is a little ghey IMO.
Can Tony's column be titled 'General Badassery' instead? Sounds catchier to me.
I'll be yo huckleberry...
Double edged sword. They could read ours too, and ours is better than all the rest. A net negative, imo.
When will "Users I am following" be operational again? thanks
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