About ShurbNation

Welcome to ShurbNation! This is the home of JC Shurburtt and all of his media and entertainment ventures.


JC Shurburtt is a sports media personality, actor and writer. He spent more than a decade covering college football recruiting on a national level for 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN.com. Shurburtt was known as one of the top experts on the subject and has been highly-cited in publications like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Digiday, The Ringer, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com and a host of others. A frequent guest and guest host on radio talk shows, Shurburtt was the lead talent on a weekly college football recruiting segment on Sirius/XM radio with Bill King, co-hosted The Box with Corey Miller in Columbia, S.C., from 2008-10 and also co-hosted The Huddle on ESPNUpstate in Greenville, S.C., in 2017. Shurburtt also is an award-winning writer and is a professional actor who has performed in short films and commercials throughout the Carolinas. After leaving the national recruiting scene in 2015, Shurburtt remained involved in digital sports media as the owner and co-founder of TheBigSpur.com, a site devoted to the coverage of University of South Carolina Gamecocks athletics. TBS is one of the largest and most successful team sites of its kind since its founding in 2007.


JC and Morgan

The JC and Morgan Podcast is a weekly deep-dive into the world of college football featuring JC and Mike Morgan of ESPN and the SEC Network. It is a national college football podcast in scope, but with a special focus on the SEC and ACC. If you love college football analysis and opinions, this is the podcast for you.

Link to the JC and Morgan Podcast on iTunes

The POS Show

The POS Show (Politics or Sports) is a highly-entertaining, hard-hitting weekly show featuring JC and long-time political operative Joel Sawyer. Sawyer is the former communications director for Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina (now in congress) and has decades of political communications experience. He’s appeared as a guest expert on CNN, MSNBC and a host of other venues. If you love politics, love sports, and love to be entertained, you don’t want to miss this one!

Link to The POS Show on iTunes


Because he spent so much time and gained so much knowledge covering college football recruiting, JC believes it is important to give back. So here on ShurbNation you will find free advice for college football recruits, plus insight into what can be a very confusing world for players, parents and coaches. JC also is available for paid private sessions with family members and recruits and for paid speaking engagements on the subjects of college football and college football recruiting.


You will find examples of JC’s acting and writing work here on ShurbNation.

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