Posted: Friday June 7, 2013 6:06 PM

By running elite camps, Rivals gains control

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NEW YORK (AP) - As recruiting coverage becomes more competitive, Rivals.com has come up with a way to help separate itself from the pack.

Already one of the most successful and popular spots on the Internet for recruiting news, Rivals.com is now in the business of running camps for highly recruited football prospects.

There have been 15 Rivals camps around the country this spring, leading up to a showcase event this weekend: The Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge at Soldier Field in Chicago. Among the top prospects on the roster for the invitation-only camp are Da'Shawn Hand, a defensive end from Virginia, and Deshaun Watson, a quarterback from Georgia.

The camps allow Rivals.com, which is owned by Yahoo, to push the brand name while helping its reporters to gather a mountain of information for its users

 
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