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With more than 6,000 Twitter followers (twitter.com/gentryestes247), Gentry Estes is one of college sports' most recognized and respected college beat reporters. Gentry locked up the Alabama market, covering the Crimson Tide for AL.com for five years, before recently joining 247Sports as the lead beat reporter for Dawgs247.com (Georgia). Gentry will be a special contributor to BamaOnLine.com, providing scoop and insight to BOL members through reports, columns and updates exclusively in the BOL Round Table.
247Sports Radio On Campus with Bill King
Channel: Sirius 122 | XM 143
Time: Weekdays 7 AM to 10 PM ET
Call in Number: 888.573.5335
Official Message Board: Football Recruiting Board
The No. 1 college sports radio show. If it's happening in college football or basketball, you'll hear about it here. Host Bill King interviews some of college sports' best coaches and players, along with 247Sports' team of reporters and recruiting analysts. The weekday show invites you to sound off on the issues of the day by calling in to the live broadcast.
247Sports Recruiting Resources
247Sports features many of the industry's most recognized and respected recruiting analysts. The network maintains a national/regional recruiting staff in excess of 30 professionals charged with evaluating, ranking and reporting on the nation's elite football and basketball prospects. Here are a few 247Sports analysts that Alabama fans should closely follow:
- Barton Simmons (247 lead national scout)
- JC Shurburtt (veteran national recruiting reporter & evaluator)
- Gerry Hamilton (veteran national recruiting reporter & evaluator)
- Rusty Mansell (follows the state of Georgia for the 247Sports network)
- Steve Wiltfong (midwest regional reporter)
Check out the 247Sports Recruiting Database (beta version) and sample recruiting profile (UA signee and No. 2 overall prospect: Cyrus Kouandjio). This is only the beginning, as 247Sports will soon raise the bar in national recruiting coverage. In early June, 247Sports will release the next generation in recruiting databases.
Featured Partner Team Sites
Message Board: Tiger Sports Board
Notes: Auburn Undercover features seasoned reporters Phillip Marshall and Bryan Matthews. Marshall is the most widely recognized reporter covering the Auburn beat, and Matthews has maintained a reputation as the definitive Auburn recruiting expert. Auburn Undercover is the place where 'Bama fans can get an Auburn perspective on the nation's top college football rivalry.
Message Board: GVX Tennessee Board
Notes: In partnership with The Knoxville News Sentinel, GVX247.com features reporters Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan. The Knoxville News Sentinel has long been considered "the source" for Tennessee news, and Rucker and Callahan combine as the top duo covering Tennessee sports and recruiting.
Message Board: Dawgs247 Board
Notes: No one breaks more UGA news and provides better insights on the Bulldog program than Dawgs247. Former Alabama beat reporter and UGA graduate Gentry Estes is the most respected UGA reporter in the market, and Rusty Mansell blankets the state of Georgia with his recruiting updates and analysis. The Tide staff heavily recruits the Peach State, and this site is a critical resource in Alabama recruiting news.
*** 247Sports Fun Fact: All 247Sports team message boards allow the user to determine if his/her message board post can be viewed by fans from other schools and non members. We put the choice in your hands. This gives fans from other schools the ability to read much of the message board posts from fans of their rival schools. You still have to be a member to post message, but 'Bama fans can check out many of the posts on the Auburn, Tennessee and other team site message boards.