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On3 hires Steve Wiltfong as VP of Recruiting & Transfer Portal



On3, the premier college sports digital media, data and marketing company for fans, media, coaches, athletes and brands, today announced the hiring of Steve Wiltfong as its Vice President of Recruiting and Transfer Portal. He officially starts Monday, April 1. 

Wiltfong is well-known for his work at 247Sports, where he has established himself as one of the industry’s leading and most widely-respected football recruiting experts and newsbreakers. 

At On3, he will continue breaking news and providing intel on the recruitments of top high school football prospects in the country. He will bring coverage of the ever-busy NCAA transfer portal and break news around coaching and staff movements. 

“Steve is one of the top newsbreakers in college sports,” said Shannon Terry, Founder and CEO of On3. “He has built a broad network of relationships within the coaching community. While at 247Sports, he earned the reputation as the leading newsbreaker in the recruiting industry and will bring that experience and wealth of relationships to On3.

“Along with immediately enhancing On3’s clear leadership position in Recruiting, Steve will play an integral role in On3’s focus on Transfer Portal, coaching, and staff transactions. Steve also brings his expertise to the On3 scouting and rankings department, led by scouting savant Charles Power.”

Wiltfong is the latest addition to a deep roster of leading reporters in college sports. He joins On3’s director of recruiting Chad Simmons to form one of the most formidable reporting teams in the football recruiting industry. Wiltfong will also be featured on a weekly show on the On3’s YouTube network, the ‘Wiltfong Whiparound‘ where he will deliver the last scoop on high school football recruiting and transfer portal news.

He brings more than 20 years of experience covering college football and recruiting to On3, with previous stops at The South Bend Tribune and ESPN affiliate Irish Sports Daily. Over the past 13 years at 247Sports, where he previously worked with Terry.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the On3 network where I’ll reunite with some of my favorite people in the industry,” said Wiltfong. “The company’s leadership, innovation and creativity has On3 on track to fully emerge as the leader in the space. Shannon Terry invented this entire arena, founding Rivals and 247Sports. On3 will be the best one yet.”

On3 Elite features the de facto athlete and team database in the industry, and more than 250 full-time content creators focused on the key topics of college sports today – recruiting, transfer portal, NIL, coaching transactions and the draft.

“There are only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and a Steve Wiltfong Crystal Ball prediction,” Terry said. “We are happy to have the last on the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine now.”