Over the Middle: Gentry Estes on the High Cost of Football Recruiting

Gentry Estes, Louisville Courier Journal

Host Jeremy Crabtree is joined by Gentry Estes of the Louisville Courier Journal and previews big names playing on Yurview Arizona.

Estes examined ballooning budgets in college football recruiting, including more than $50.3 million spent by 52 Power 5 conference schools in 2018, the first full year with the early-signing period in place.

Fans were promised the early-signing period would save “millions of dollars,” but instead, it’s ramped up college football’s arms race even more.