247Sports Product Guide
247Sports Product Guide
Most advanced Player Database in the Industry
Welcome to 247Sports, the fastest growing network of college team and recruiting sites on the Internet. Following is a user guide to insure you get the most out of your 247Sports experience.
Mobile is a core focus, accounting for more than 48% of total usage on 247Sports. Users can visit 247Sports on any mobile device for full content, products and message board interaction.
Message Boards & Communities
ALL-ACCESS VIP (AAVIP)
All-Access VIP allows Annual and Monthly subscribers to read all 247Sports network content including articles and VIP message board posts from any team site. Monthly subscribers qualify for AAVIP after three months of subscription service and Annual subscribers qualify immediately following the free trial period. Scheduled to launch on June 13, 2013
247Sports has message board communities for all team sites in the network and has been at the forefront of building new innovations to better the user experience. All 247Sports message boards utilize a Free/Premium model where the user determines if their individual posts are premium or free at the time of the post. With this format, 247Sports message boards appeal to a mass audience, but maintain the high quality content of a premium-based message board. Beginning on June 13 with the launch of AAVIP, users will now be able to view all message board posts from the entire 247Sports network from a single subscription, but will still only be able to post on their home team site.
247Sports Team Ranking is the industry;s most comprehensive & unbiased ranking
The 247Sports Composite is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect Rankings and Ratings listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services. The 247Sports Composite is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings and Recruiter Rankings.
247SPORTS TEAM RANKING (Recruiting)
Powered by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, the 247Sports Team Recruiting Ranking is a proprietary formula based off the Gaussian distribution formula. Updated in real-time after each commitment, the 247Sports Team Ranking is widely respected as the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased team recruiting ranking.
247SPORTS PLAYER RANKINGS
Led by industry veterans JC Shurburtt, Barton Simmons and Jerry Meyer (basketball), 247Sports employs a staff of more than 50 reporters, analysts and evaluators that rank the nation’s elite high school football and basketball recruits from multiple class years.
247SPORTS COMPOSITE PLAYER RANKINGS
The 247Sports Composite provides a broad ranking of recruits based on an aggregation of recruiting rankings/rating by the major recruiting services. Comprehensive and unbiased, the 247Sports Composite Player Ranking is quickly becoming the standard for ranking recruits.
Recruiting experts at 247Sports & other media outlets project commits
247SPORTS RECRUITER RANKING
The Recruiter Rankings, powered by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, ranks assistant coaches nationally and by conference based on their ability to land commitments. Coaches are awarded points based on their recruiting skills and also their ability to hold on to recruits following staff changes. Categories include Primary, Secondary and Keeper coach.
Products & Features
247SPORTS PLAYER DATABASE 2.0
The No. 1 Player Database in the market, the 247Sports Player Database is updated daily by a team of Insiders to insure the most accurate information is listed with every Player Profile. The database is a blend of key player data and innovations; including, Bio Info, Player Interests, 247Sports & 247Sports Composite Rankings & Ratings, Crystal Ball, Videos, Photos, Skills, Timeline, Stats, Experts Twitter Feed, Player Tweets and Ranking History.
Crystal Ball allows 247Sports experts and other recruiting experts outside of the 247Sports network to project where recruits will eventually sign. Crystal Ball records the date of the projection and any subsequent changes throughout the recruiting cycle. With Crystal Ball, users will have more intelligence on the eventual destination of a recruit and will be able to monitor key trends throughout the recruiting process.
A. Player Crystal Ball (Example: 2013 FB Da'Shawn Hand)
B. Team Predictions (Example: Ohio State Buckeyes)
C. Recruiting Experts Crystal Ball (Example: Steve Wiltfong)
D. National Crystal Ball Feed (All Recruits)
Managed by Insiders from each 247Sports team site, users get insights on where recruits stack up on their team's recruiting board. Recruits are grouped into four categories: Top Target, High Choice, Interested, & Scout Look.
Team Targets (Example: Alabama)
TEAM & NATIONAL COMMIT LIST
Sorted by highest rated prospect, the 247Sports Team and National Commit Lists feature key prospect data, commitment map and 247Sports player rating/ranking side by side with the industry player rating/ranking.
The Timeline provides a chronological snapshot of all of the key events for a team and/or player. Key events includes, commitments, big games, accolades, stats, injury news, visits, camps, etc.
TEAM & PLAYER TWITTER FEEDS
247Sports has cross referenced the 247Sports Player Database with the Twitter feeds of over 1,000 college sports and recruiting experts to create an industry-generated twitter feed for players/recruits and teams.
247SPORTS COACH DATABASE
Comprehensive head coach and assistant coach database with profiles consisting of Recruiter Ranking, salary information, historical data, Timeline events, commitments and recruiting targets.