July 15, 2013

Top 20 U-M recruiting stories: No. 14 Steve Breaston

In the early days of Rivals.com, video highlights were almost non-existent and word of mouth led to Paul Bunyan-esque exaggerations of players. That was the case with 2002 commitment Steve Breaston. Well, until video emerged, largely sparking the highlight craze.

No. 14 - Steve Breaston - 2002

The Recruitment

Originating in 1998, Rivals.com went through some ups and downs in its infancy, acquiring AllianceSports.com in 2000 and filing for bankruptcy in 2001. When it re-launched, under the pay-for-access model, it hung its hat on recruiting, but in those early days, while still establishing itself, Rivals rarely featured video highlights.

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