Barton Simmons

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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. Co-host of the Cover 3 College Football Podcast, Barton is uncanny when it comes to beating the books: Last year he went 68-50 (58 percent) on college football picks, closing the season on a 21-6 heater capped by Clemson's national championship game upset of Alabama. For Barton Simmons media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com

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