Wanted: Recruiting Analyst

By Jason Priestas on April 3, 2013 at 3:51p

Do you periodically annoy your friends and family with your constant need to discuss the Buckeyes? Do you worry about the weather, but only in the sense that it may impact a visit from one of the nation's top high school football players? Do you observe National Signing Day as if it's a federal holiday?

If you answered yes to these questions, we should probably talk.

Eleven Warriors is looking for a recruiting analyst to join the team and to help us continue to provide the best free recruiting coverage in Buckeyeland.

Duties include writing stories, building networks with players, coaches and family, conducting interviews, maintaining a solid Twiter presence and more.

This is a paid position with a generous bonus structure, so please only apply if you are serious about crushing it.


Here's what's important to us:

  • You have solid knowledge of Ohio State football and basketball, particularly on the recruiting front
  • You have the ability to be an impartial judge of the program you love
  • You won't hesitate to extend networks, reaching out to prospects and coaches
  • You are detail-oriented and understand the value in delivering fast, yet correct and informative information
  • You're comfortable on Twitter and Facebook and know how to leverage services like these
  • You're dependable, professional and easy to get along with

If you can check any of these off, you're in the double-bonus with 10 minutes left:

  • You have a journalism, communications or English degree
  • You think the state of Ohio State basketball recruiting coverage could be better
  • You're able to attend camps and other events

We're asking a lot, but we also have much to offer:

  • Regular pay for your efforts and a generous bonus structure
  • Travel, lodging and other expenses paid for all camps and events
  • Overnight, thousands of Buckeye fans will become interested in your analysis of Ohio State football and basketball recruiting
  • The sense of being part of something awesome, growing every day
  • Exposure: Our track record of helping writers receive full-time gigs speaks for itself

Please note that this is not a full time position, so if you have another job, don't let that dissuade you from applying.


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unknownmusketeer's picture

I would have to imagine that GeneStarWind is a top candidate.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Isn't his wife about to have a kid?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

smith5568's picture

I have a feeling 11W Staff may have reached out to him directly. 

Triv's picture

It's openings like these that seriously make me consider switching my major to journalism/communications

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Earle's picture

That would be the "Alex Role" (not to be confused with the "Percy Harvin Jordan Hall Role").

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Earle, I just want to say that you always seem to bring your A game and that you kill me with your humor.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

Earle's picture

Thank you kindly, Buckeyeneer.  I often post for my own amusement (I crack myself up sometimes), and am always gratified when anyone else is entertained by my (sometimes weird and/or obscure) comments.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Count me in too, Earle. You're rarely laughing alone.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

Earle's picture

Gracias. Love your signature line, by the way.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Pavs38's picture

I would apply, as I have done recruiting info for free sites before, but I don't have twitter, no longer have writing samples nor was I a journalism or communications major... maybe I shall anyways

Jason Priestas's picture

The journalism/comm/English thing is just a bonus. If you have the other qualifications, please apply.

thatlillefty's picture

this site seems to have some very healthy turn over. I've been on here for about a year and a half now, and we've lost a lot of really good contributors. Sucks when guys like Alex go elsewhere. But it's cool to have some many good writers continually step upon their departure.
Reminds me of a certain school...

Buckeyejason's picture

Ahh this is a dream job! Too bad I'm owned by the FDNY.(sad face)


cajunbuckeye's picture

I have no writing skills, I'm sarcastic, argumentative, and don't have much free time. Put me in coach!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

cajunbuckeye's picture

After reading my own post, I've come to the realization that my skill set only qualifies me for a job at ESPN. I fall far short of the mark for a position at 11W. My bad.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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theOHIOSTATE21's picture

I think Gene Chizik has some spare time and knows what it takes to get recruits to commit...

KillerNut's picture

Have you guys ever done an internship type thing? I'm just coming out of HS this year, so I doubt I'm the guy you want, but for the longest time I considered majoring in English at OSU. Just wondering

AndyVance's picture

Oh, in another lifetime I would have jumped on this like a live hand grenade...

kalabuckzoo's picture

does that picture look eerily similar to charles barkley or is it just me?

IBleedSandG's picture

Maybe a much slimmer, younger, Chuck. Way before he decided to hate on B1G basketball for no real reason.


acBuckeye's picture

That picture...... I didn't know Charles Barkley was old enough to be a former WWII bomber pilot.

Shaun's picture

I have now applied, you can go ahead and take this post down.

Poison nuts's picture

Alex drives a Lamborghini?

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

BED's picture

No, he's just a chauffeur for this guy.  I see how you could read it that way though.  Our mistake.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I hope Denny applies.  He would be the Dennis Miller of recruiting.  I would always read his stuff but would only understand about half of it.

AllDay028's picture

Considering I spend half my free time (and some of my not so free time) dredging through the internet for recruiting news, I feel like I should apply. Unfortunately, the whole traveling around the country for work thing makes it unlikely I could travel to recruiting events lest my GF murder me.

DMcDougal24's picture

If you're looking at basketball recruiting... Charles Doss is a name I've learned around the Twitter world.

Pavs38's picture

I've thrown my name in to the hat! Let's see what happens :)

Pavs38's picture

Any ideas on when you might decide?  :)

buckupnorth's picture

Are you still looking for somebody now that Jeremy has been hired?