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VOL. 37 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 25, 2013

Recruiting sites by the numbers

Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247Sports.com

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Some surprising numbers about the top three major recruiting websites:

$60 million: Reported amount News Corp. paid to buy Scout.com in 2005

$100 million: Reported amount Yahoo paid to buy Rivals.com in 2007

$20 million: Reported portion of that total pocketed by Brentwood’s Shannon Terry based on his 20 percent ownership of Rivals.com

50: College sites in 247Sports.com network

122: College sites in Rivals.com network

163: College sites in Scout.com network

1,100: Pieces of content syndicated daily by Scout.com

28 million: Number of unique users reached each month by Rivals.com

46: Percentage of total usage across the 247Sports.com network on mobile devices

$9.95: Monthly cost for a subscription to any of the three services

45,000: Estimate of 247Sports.com subscribers

70,000: Estimate of Scout.com subscribers

200,000: Estimate of Rivals.com subscribers

Sources: The companies’ websites, media reports