To continue to provide insight from high school athletes nationwide, USA TODAY High School Sports has partnered with RecruitDiaries.com, a website founded by 17-year-old Georgia high school senior Evan Miller.
RecruitDiaries.com will provide diaries of top prospects to USA TODAY High School Sports (usatodayhss.com) and will have a branded page for its content on USA TODAY HSS. USA TODAY HSS also will provide support and promotion to help drive traffic and awareness of RecruitDiaries.com.
The diaries will complement the successful athlete blogs already on USATHSS that feature many of the top recruits in the nation such as basketball stars Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum and football stars DeAngelo Gibbs and Keion Joyner.
Miller, a senior at Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga., started the site to allow high school recruits nationwide to tell their stories in the way they want to tell them. The site was founded and built by Miller, who previously interned at Score Atlanta and also is a member of his school’s soccer team, which won the district championship in AAAAAA last fall.
“I am very excited to work with USA TODAY, but none of this would be possible if it weren’t for the athletes that believed in the idea from the beginning,” Miller said. “I would just like to thank them and say that the Recruit Diaries movement is just getting started.”
Miller contacts the athletes from the perspective of a fellow high school student and gives them the opportunity to express themselves.
“The athletes can write about whatever they choose to and do not have a specific set of questions to refer to,” Miller said. “Everybody has a different story and this way the public can read their stories.”
Said Josh Barnett, director of content for USA TODAY High School Sports. “Evan is passionate about this subject, highly motivated and truly a go-getter. What he’s accomplished thus far is impressive and it will only get bigger. We are happy to have him work with us and look forward to expanding this partnership.”
USA TODAY High School Sports is the leading destination for high school sports news and information, providing nationwide coverage and aligning locally with USA TODAY Sports and Gannett properties in various markets across the country. USATHSS is home to the Super 25 national rankings and the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Teams for boys and girls sports, both serving for more than 30 years as the leading platforms for determining the best teams, and the best athletes, in scholastic sports.