beRecruited, Hobsons Combine for Comprehensive College Information Resource

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Industry leaders combine to provide high school athletes and their parents unmatched academic, athletic university profiles

beRecruited and Hobsons combine to provide the highest quality information to our registered users, in addition to a direct link with university admissions offices

beRecruited.com, the largest online recruiting network connecting high school athletes with college coaches, today announced a partnership with Hobsons, a worldwide leader in providing solutions to educators, to deliver comprehensive university profiles to beRecruited's users.

With more than 550,000 registered users, beRecruited connects aspiring high school athletes with college coaches in an efficient, online marketplace. The Colleges area of beRecruited will feature Hobsons content from its market-leading college resource sites: CollegeView.com and CollegeConfidential.com.

"beRecruited and Hobsons combine to provide the highest quality information to our registered users, in addition to a direct link with university admissions offices," said Jeff Cravens, president of beRecruited. "Bringing together two market-leading organizations will provide a powerful resource to help our users connect with the right college opportunity for them."

To date, beRecruited's proprietary platform has facilitated more than 8 million connections between high school athletes and college coaches, including 3.25 million connections in 2009. As part of this agreement, beRecruited.com will be the exclusive athletic recruiting platform promoted by Hobsons, which reaches more than 1 million unique monthly visitors through its digital properties.

"Through this partnership, Hobsons and beRecruited will now be able to ensure student-athletes have all the comprehensive college information they need to make the right collegiate decision balancing their decision from an athletic and academic perspective," said Jeremy Cooper, IMS managing director, Hobsons. "This partnership combines Hobsons digital content assets with a service that directly touches a large group of prospective, qualified student athletes at a time when they are actively considering their higher education options."

By creating a profile with beRecruited.com, high school athletes can instantly connect with registered college coaches across America. Athletes update their profiles with recent statistics, videos and photos, and college coaches can view the profiles that fit their programs and connect with the athletes. Coaches are alerted via email when an athlete fits their parameters.

The company's service is free, maintaining the founders' principle of providing a free resource for athletes. For a one-time fee of $39.99 athletes can enhance their profiles by becoming a deluxe-user. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Spoon, a collegiate swimmer for Duke University, it was first created exclusively for NCAA swimming and diving and now serves athletes and coaches from 18 different sports. For more information, visit http://www.berecruited.com.

About beRecruited
beRecruited.com is the nation's number one online networking destination for high school student-athletes seeking recruitment from college coaches and universities. beRecruited provides a platform for student athletes to connect and interact with college coaches across the nation, giving students the tools to research and build profiles of verified athletic and academic information, as well as providing coaches with a vast, searchable database of potential recruits. To date, beRecruited has more than 550,000 registered users, including more than 500,000 student-athletes, 17,000 college coaches, 19,000 high school & club coaches and 15,000 parents.

About Hobsons
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hobsons supports education professionals in the preparation, recruitment, management, and advancement of students. With secondary school solutions, integrated marketing tools, enrollment management technology, and retention solutions, Hobsons provides innovative solutions that make it easy to help students make the best decisions throughout the entire education lifecycle.

Hobsons U.S. is the North American division of Hobsons Global, which is the leading provider of global education and careers information, services and research. For more information, please visit http://www.hobsons.com.

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