ESPN is set to host a special football recruiting event to celebrate the upcoming NFL Draft, as the network is in the process of launching a national college football show that will air every Thursday.
The show, entitled, “The Big Picture,” will air in primetime on ESPN2 and ESPN3, with the first episode airing Friday.
It’s a rare chance for ESPN to air a special college football programming show and ESPN will be rolling out the red carpet to the biggest names in the sport.
The show will feature ESPN’s top college football recruiters and analysts from around the country.
Among the names that will be in attendance are:Brett Favre, Matt Leinart, Josh Rosen, Justin Fuente, Trent Richardson, DeMarcus Ware, Jake Butt, Chris Long, Kevin White, Jordan Howard, Jalen Hurts, Tre’Davious White, Justin Stockton, Marcus Mariota, DeForest Buckner, Tyrod Taylor, Dwayne Allen, Nick Chubb, Malik Hooker, Laquon Treadwell, Rashard Higgins, Kenny Golladay, Shaq Lawson, DeShawn Shead, Deion Sanders, Chris Godwin, Jaelen Strong, Marcus Maye, Marcus Spears, Jalston Fowler, Jordan Todman, DeAndre Hopkins, Chris Wormley, Josh Doctson, Jordan Willis, Brandon Thomas, Tre Boston, Chris Conley, Jordan Leggett, Isaiah Crowell, and DeShone Kizer.
In addition to the live coverage, the show will also feature interviews with current college football recruits, the top recruits in each division, and former players.
ESPN also will host a live radio show on SiriusXM.ESPN’s “The College Football Preview” will air each Friday morning from 4 p.m. to 8 p.l.m., which will also air on ESPNU.