Students Getting “Plugged IN’ to College Programs Across North America
Stay Plugged IN (SPIN) has been working relentlessly and tirelessly to connect high school esports athletes with college esports programs. SPIN’s esports recruiting platform is designed to get students to play in front of college coaches each week across 12 different popular esports titles and earn potential esports scholarships. Students can choose to participate in weekly tournaments, online showcases, or SPIN’s coveted and cutting edge esports recruitment LANs. The recruiting platform has student athletes and college programs from across North America and is connecting students at an accelerated rate. Students within SPIN’s recruiting classes are molded and formed into not only better players, but better people and better recruits by competing in a controlled esports environment and learning industry and life skills along the way.
SPIN is dedicated to forging a pathway for esports athletes to pursue college esports scholarships in their search for further education and eventual future careers. In just the first quarter of 2021 and through the first recruitment season for SPIN, there have been 26 students officially signed to compete in college under esports scholarships come the fall. Within the collegiate network at SPIN there are over 300 colleges representing two countries and over 80% of states in the US. Our mission is to mold our students into the most well rounded and recruitable esports athletes on the market and place them with the best collegiate fit for both parties. The signed commits from Stay Plugged IN’s program are receiving over $1,000,000 in esports scholarships to compete on collegiate programs for the next four years.
A New Way to go to College under Esports Scholarships
SPIN places top tier college programs with talented high school recruits to better the collegiate scene as a whole. We strive to find the best fits for each of our players and coaches and are proud to highlight these connections and the esports scholarships earned. Learn more about our recruits and the opportunities that they are provided through these esports programs from across North America!
Gabriel ‘Gil’ Reynolds
A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, Gabriel has officially committed to Boise State Esports for the fall of 2021. This high octane Rocket League player is looking forward to bringing in a gameplay boost to the roster. Gabriel has a matchmaking rating (MMR) of over 1900, putting him in the top 1% of all players in North America, showing he has what it takes to compete at the collegiate level.
Jamy ‘LilDragon’ Sneeden
Jamy has moved around within Michigan and Minnesota throughout his high school career and esports has been the constant that he has needed. This diamond ranked mid-laner is set to join the team at Columbia College and bring in his competitive experience and drive to succeed to give the extra push for Columbia Esports to become League of Legends champions.
Nickolas ‘Big Moozi’ Mudjialim
Next on the list of commits to Columbia College is Nickolas, a top ranked League of Legends high school player. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he is making the journey to compete on the academy roster and have access to top level coaching and resources as a Cougar esports athlete. Nickolas is looking to build upon his Diamond 1 rank and grow himself as a player and person.
Jacob ‘Spacio’ Gavel
Jacob is in the first wave of commits for the debuting Rainbow 6: Siege roster at Columbia College. He is from Columbia, South Carolina, continuing his esports journey in a new city under a brand new roster. Currently coming in at a Platinum 1 rank, Jacob is a perfect candidate to grow the Cougar Esports brand.
Lauren ‘Moshizo’ Briscoe
Coming in to start the Rainbow 6: Siege roster for Cougar Esports is Lauren. She is from Overland Park, Kansas and is extremely excited to continue her esports career in R6 in the neighboring state. Reaching the rank of Diamond and having some strong competitive experience, Lauren is a veteran that will help the entire program grow.
Kai ‘CosmicFlippy’ Hickey
The first Rocket League commit to Cougar Esports was the Super Sonic Legend, Kai. Being in the top 1% of all players in the game he is bringing in some extreme mechanical skill to rocket the roster through to Collegiate Rocket League (CRL). From Monroe, North Carolina, Kai is traveling across multiple states for the opportunity to help grow the program and Rocket League scene in general.
Ethan ‘Cryptic’ Platt
Cougar Esports came out of the gate firing with their inaugural Rocket League roster with signing Ethan. With an impressive MMR of 2100, he is among the top players in the world mechanically and will bring the confidence needed for the roster to succeed. The Macungie, Pennsylvania native is making the trek to Missouri for the opportunity to make a name for himself and Cougar Esports in the fall 2021 season.
Griffin ‘CrowsShinyWings’ Wronski
Rounding out the full Stay Plugged IN recruit roster for Cougar Esports Rocket League is Griffin. This Windsor, Colorado player is extremely talented and will be competing for the Cougars and pushing for CRL in the fall of 2021. Griffin has been in the top 100 ranked players for the past 5 seasons, showing he has what it takes to compete with the best on a consistent basis.
Rachel ‘Ten’ Arnold
The Call of Duty representative going to Converse Esports from SPIN is Rachel. She is an academically focused player from Lakeland, Florida that is excited to compete on the roster in the fall and one of many that earned esports scholarships from Converse. Rachel is currently unranked in Call of Duty, but has years of experience in the title and will bring in versatility to the roster when competing in the College Call of Duty League (CCL).
Gavin ‘ItzRevie’ Hawkins
One of our college transfer students that has found their esports passion after high school and looking to further it into college is Gavin. Originally from Windsor, North Carolina, he has played Rainbow 6: Siege competitively for over a year. Coming in at a Platinum rank level, Gavin is a perfect addition to the fresh roster at Converse College trying to get their feet wet in the collegiate R6 scene.
Tanis ‘Spookii’ Caltrider
A part of Florence 1, Tanis has competed at an extremely high competitive level in high school esports within Rocket League. As a South Carolina native he is excited to earn the chance to continue his esports career in his home state at Converse College during their first year. With an impressive MMR of 1600, he comes in at the top level of play and has the competitive experience that the young program needs.
Justin ‘Thaidee’ Buckwalter
Justin is one of the transfer students within the SPIN recruiting platform that has earned esports scholarships. He graduated in 2016 and has been searching for the perfect college fit and found his way to Converse College through Rocket League. Justin is from Sylvania, Georgia and is taking his Super Sonic Legend ranked skills into college level Rocket League.
Karan ‘Blitzz’ Bhatt
Karan is a Charlotte, North Carolina native set to graduate from Olympic High School in the summer. He has been playing FPS titles for all his life and has transitioned into Valorant at its release in mid 2020. Within the first act, he achieved the second highest rank of Immortal and is extremely excited to continue his esports journey to Converse College in the fall and make a name for himself and the program.
Jake ‘Jakee’ Anderson
This Radiant level Valorant player is coming into the collegiate scene swinging and looking to boost the program at Converse College. He has been an FPS player for over 10 years and has looked to Valorant as his main game of choice after CS:GO. From Hollywood, Florida, Jake is graduating in the summer and will begin working with the team for the 2021 season.
Justin ‘TattedNexus’ Breda
This new addition to Davenport Esports is a local to the university from Berea, Ohio. Justin was recruited to fill out a roster spot on the Rainbow 6: Siege team starting in the fall of 2021. He brings in some great fragging power with a rank of Platinum 1 and is hoping to help push the team into a prime position for Collegiate Rainbow 6 (CR6).
Samuel ‘kfrost’ Calini
Committing to King University Esports in late 2020, Samuel was one of the top players on the program’s radar. He will be a part of the roster at 2000 MMR, putting him solidly in Super Sonic Legend and top 1% of all players. He looks forward to making his journey from his hometown in Guilford Connecticut to give the roster the extra push for CRL.
Troy ‘Magma’ Pelletier
From Belchertown, Massachusetts, Troy is deciding to get his education close to home. With an MMR of over 1700 he sits firmly inside of Super Sonic Legend with the mechanical skill needed to take the Rocket League team at Nichols College to the next level within collegiate level Rocket League.
Chance ‘Echo’ Thornquest
In his journey through FPS titles, Chance has found himself most recently competing and excelling within Valorant. Coming in at a Platinum rank he has been working hard on improving every day and will continue his journey in esports at RedStorm Esports. He will be making the journey from Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the fall of 2021 to propel his team in college Valorant.
Ian ‘Yawnathon’ Daughtery
An early commit to Shenandoah Esports was this high octane Rocket League player from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Ian has been a part of the SPIN esports recruitment platform for multiple seasons and has also given coaching to new Rocket League players through the Youth Technical Apprenticeship Camp (YTAC). With experience in competitive esports and an MMR of over 2,000, Ian brings in the extra boost for Shenandoah Rocket League.
Kole ‘Neko’ Kenney
With the popularity of Valorant and the hype it has gained in under a year it is at no surprise that students and programs have been searching for the best fit for the upcoming season. Kole has committed to Shenandoah Esports and will be traveling all the way from Forney, Texas to bring his skills to the new roster. He is excited to grow both his talents and the team’s performance over the coming years.
Brendan ‘Lostindasauce’ Sorenson
Bendan is a transfer student originally from Medicine Hat, Albany that is going to start his esports journey with the Saint Claire Saints in the fall of 2021. Competing in Rainbow 6: Siege, he brings in over a year of competitive experience to the already powerful college roster for the Saints. Backing up his competitive experience he shows he has the game knowledge and mechanical skills to reach the rank of Platinum 1 on a consistent basis.
Josh ‘Jay’ Produnzy
As a 2,000 MMR Super Sonic Legend Josh is using his prior top level competitive experience paired with his ranked mechanical skills to give a massive boost to Saints Esports. As one of the top players within Rocket League in North America he is super excited to join up with others of his skill level for the top level Canadian college program. Representing Grand Prairie. Alberta, Josh is making the 34+ hour journey to continue his Rocket League career to the next level
Joshua ‘Comp’ Byrne
Joshua is a top level Rocket League player from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada and will be making the journey to continue his competitive career. With a rank of Super Sonic Legend and over 2,000 MMR, Joshua is a part of the top of the community and with some extensive competitive experience, he is a perfect fit for the Saint Claire College roster that is looking to compete at the highest level in CRL.
Raman ‘RiseNinjx’ Deol
Being one of the highest ranked Rocket League players in the region, Raman boasts an MMR of 2,150 and puts him firmly in Super Sonic Legend. He will be joining a full team of 2,000 MMR players at Saint Claire College in the fall of 2021 for CRL. Raman is originally from Windsor, Canada so he will be the hometown representative for the roster.
Campbell ‘Time_X_Trickshot’ Miller
A recent high school graduate, Campbell was interested in continuing his educational career into college and was provided with a vision through Rocket League. From Charlotte, North Carolina he is a Champion 2 ranked taking his skills to the next level at Columbia International University.
Begin Your Journey Today
SPIN offers both college programs and students with the opportunity to connect and grow the esports ecosystem at the collegiate level. If you are a player that is interested in pursuing esports to further your education and work towards future careers, check out our Events Page and register for a Carry 2 College event today. There are 12 games offered on a tri-weekly basis to help players from a variety of titles earn their shot at a college esports scholarships. If you are a collegiate program that is looking to recruit top level players and well rounded recruits, create your account today on our Registration Page and list out all the information players need to know about your program!