It's been a great couple months for beRecruited. By all measures, traffic and site-usage are ramping very nicely (more than doubling in the last calendar year).

Perhaps more importantly though, our recruiting metrics are growing at similar rates and our users continue to validate the effectiveness of the service. We have had a series of great press mentions and the common theme is pretty simple: beRecruited works for athletes, parents and coaches.

Our latest mention is in the Rocky Mountain News: "Social networking sites let coaches, athletes strike a happy medium":

When national signing day arrives Wednesday, some local athletes will credit for helping cultivate their college commitments.

"BeRecruited had a big role when I signed with Washington," said John Dalton, a swimmer from Arvada West High School who recently committed to the Huskies. "It helped me get to know the coach more and see what their meet schedule was like."

... "A lot of schools have been contacting me; I can't keep track of how many anymore," said Bla- dek, who probably will wait beyond Wednesday to make her decision. "Just this week, I've talked to three schools already. I try to make sure to update my profile every week or so. Since I'm in club (volleyball) right now and we play every other weekend, my mom takes footage of that and we tried to put it online as much as possible."

"Kirsten Bladek, a volleyball player from Monarch High School, received an expense-paid trip to New Mexico Highlands after contacting the school on the Web site The school offered her a scholarship, but she has yet to make a decision."