Barton Simmons

CBS Sports Writer /

TCU's roster of 'rejects' looking like one of the nation's best heading into rivalry game vs. Texas

On Saturday, TCU will try to beat Texas with a bunch of guys the Longhorns didn't want

With Urban Meyer’s return near, Ryan Day has a chance to prove he can lead Ohio State

When Oklahoma plays TCU this weekend, Ohio State's interim coach takes center stage

How the SEC East has begun its evolution into the SEC West beyond its new slate of coaches

With Georgia-South Carolina on Saturday, the SEC East is clearly becoming like its sister division

Who is Purdue's Rondale Moore? Get to know college football's breakout record-breaking star

Purdue's true freshman wide receiver has made a huge splash on Thursday night

Where each college football national title contender stands at quarterback in 2018

Taking a look at which QBs are capable of carrying their teams to a championship this season

College football breakout candidates: These 15 underclassmen will make waves in 2018

Five true freshmen, redshirt freshmen and breakout sophomores that will make the biggest splashes

College football's biggest depth chart battles and toughest decisions entering Week 1

These are the top position battles still undecided and what to expect from the last days of competition

Here's why Oregon is the Pac-12 college football team you need to watch in 2018

The Ducks return a Heisman Trophy contender and a emerging young roster

2018 AAC expert picks: Overrated, underrated teams and predicted order of finish

Taking a close, detailed and opinionated look at the AAC as the college football season approaches

Big Ten Media Days 2018: It's clear Nebraska is poised for quick success with Scott Frost

Frost is saying all the right things even as he tempers expectations

College football recruiting: Oklahoma, Texas A&M big winners in new 2019 Top247 update

The new Top247 for the Class of 2019 is out, and here's the impact it's made on a number of programs

Ranking the top 25 quarterback rooms in college football ahead of the 2018 season

It takes more than one arm for sustained success, and these schools clearly know that

These 10 summer enrollees should make instant impacts in college football this season

New, young faces are arriving on campus for summer sessions, and they want to play immediately

Why Oklahoma's seemingly easy quarterback decision is more complicated than it appears

Kyler Murray is playing football this fall, but Lincoln Riley's call is a little deeper than that

Breaking down why five-star quarterbacks are suddenly transferring at a record rate

There's a good reason this signal caller transfer 'epidemic' is ongoing in college football

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.

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