Matt Waldman’s RSP on Up Close In Personnel with SMU Recruiting Director Alex Brown

RSP Founder Matt Waldman joins SMU University’s Director of Recruiting Alex Brown for an extended conversation about the player evaluation process, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Alex Brown became friends years ago when he was a media scout at Eric Galko’s Optimum Scouting. Both of these gentlemen have moved forward in their careers.

Galko has recently moved on to become the director of the East-West Shrine Game. Brown became a recruiting coordinator at the University of Houston under Tom Herman as Herman took Houston back to national prominence.

Since then, Brown’s worked earned him an opportunity to head recruiting at Rice University and he’s now heading up operations at SMU. His Up Close In Personnel Podcast has become an excellent source of information for recruits, recruiters, scouts, and coaches.

In recent months, Brown has hosted former NFL coach Wade Phillips, former NFL executive Mike Tannenbaum, Dane Brugler, and Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel. I was thrilled with Alex reached out to me for a conversation about scouting and the scouting process.

If you enjoy conversations that get into the weeds of player evaluation, developing a process, and approaching mistakes, this is a great episode.

You can also check out show notes and the variety of podcast platforms to listen at this page.

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