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Activity Number: 447 - Essential Uses of Statistics in Football
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
Abstract #325447 View Presentation
Title: Using Data to Inform the Recruiting Process in NCAA Football
Author(s): Tucker Zeleny*
Companies: University of Nebraska

Recruiting is vital to on-field success in college football. It can also be extremely complex as a staff needs to not only identify the top talent and hidden gems that best fit their program, but also consider which prospects they have a realistic chance of landing and determine the best way to secure those commitments. Schools expend countless resources to gain any possible edge on the competition, whether through the use of national recruiting services, social media, the latest technology, or data. As one of the few NCAA athletic departments with a dedicated Sports Analytics division, the University of Nebraska is particularly well-suited to attack this process from an analytical standpoint. This talk will focus on that approach and the challenges that come with it.

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