Barton Simmons

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Clemson leads four college football teams with the best quarterback succession plans in place

The Tigers landed the No. 1 QB in the Class of 2020 over the weekend, setting them up long-term

College football's 13 breakout candidates and replacements as spring practice 2019 begins

As college football says goodbye to some of its top talents, here are players who should step up this spring

College football recruiting: Ranking the top 10 recruiters that hauled in the Class of 2019

These are the assistants that did the heavy lifting throughout the 2019 recruiting cycle

College football recruiting: Winners, losers and rankings from National Signing Day 2019

Find out who won the final day of the 2019 recruiting cycle

College football recruiting: 2019 National Signing Day commitments, storylines to watch

The names and stories to watch for on National Signing Day

College football recruiting: Four battles to monitor on 2019 National Signing Day

The battle for No. 1 is likely locked up but here are four more to watch on National Signing Day.

College football recruiting: The five new headliners of 2019 National Signing Day

Five prospects that have emerged from relative obscurity to become the top targets with a week to go

College football recruiting: Top unsigned commitment battles ahead of National Signing Day

Committed but unsigned means 'game on' for opposing coaches

College football recruiting: Top uncommitted prospects ahead of National Signing Day

Taking a look at 10 of the best players available and where they might be heading in February

College football's transfer age is getting the best QBs on the field, and the sport is better for it

Transferring is no longer a dirty word in college football, and that's for the best

How two was better than one all night for Alabama vs. Oklahoma in the 2018 Orange Bowl

The Crimson Tide had something the Sooners did not in a solid defense and a standout defender

2018 Orange Bowl, Alabama vs. Oklahoma: Five keys to the College Football Playoff semifinal

The Heisman Trophy winner and the runner up for the award square off with a trip to the title game on the line

College football recruiting: How Oregon coach Mario Cristobal is building a historic 2019 class

Cristobal took Oregon to new heights in the Early Signing Period, and he thinks he's just getting started

College football recruiting: Winners, losers and early rankings from National Signing Day

Let's take a look at the biggest winners and biggest losers from the first day of the Early Signing Period

College football recruiting: 2018 Early Signing Period key announcement times, predictions

Everything you need to know as the early signing period begins Wednesday

Barton Simmons has been involved in college football and recruiting since 2000, first as a player and then as a reporter and analyst. As a player, he was a two-time All-Ivy League safety at Yale before beginning a career in media at Rivals. He is now a national college football writer at CBS Sports who helped build 247Sports into the premier destination for recruiting coverage. Barton oversees the prospect rankings for 247Sports and plays a primary role in the selection of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.