Recruiting Team

Dane Vandernat

Director of College Scouting

Vandernat brings 10 years of NFL personnel and scouting experience to this role, having worked his way up the ranks within the Oakland Raiders organization. He got his start as a player personnel assistant in 2009 before becoming a pro scout for the team two years later. In 2015, Vandernat was promoted to Oakland’s director of pro personnel, where he oversaw daily operations, worked closely with the team’s general manager and evaluated prospective players.

Ron Hill

Scouting Operations Consultant

Hill boasts nearly 40 years of NFL personnel experience, having worked with a plethora of teams including the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars. He also spent eight years at the NFL as its Vice President of Football Operations. In this role, Hill will work closely with college football personnel to identify prospects for the Collegiate Bowl.

Ric Serritella

Advance Scout/Media Consultant

Since starting up the popular independent scouting service NFL Draft Bible in 2002, Serritella has become a trusted source within the industry for all 32 NFL teams. He will use this vast network to help create quick-hitting content, evaluate top draft-eligible prospects, and mine additional avenues to continue the Collegiate Bowl’s growth.

Von Hutchins

Scout -- Southeastern Region

Von Hutchins joins the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl staff after spending the past seven years with the Oakland Raiders – five as a pro scout and two as assistant director of pro scouting. Prior to this, he played six seasons in the NFL (2004-2009), with the Indianapolis Colts, before spending time with the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons.

David McCloughan

Scout -- Western Region

David McCloughan was a 4-year letter winner in both football and track at Colorado before being drafted into the NFL, where he spent four seasons with Indianapolis, Green Bay and Seattle. McCloughan went on to be a college scout for the Oakland Raiders; a director of college scouting with San Francisco 49ers; and, an area and cross check college scout with the Raiders before joining the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Raleigh McKenzie

Scout -- Northeastern Region

Raleigh McKenzie played 16 seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins. The All-Pro offensive lineman also had stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers. McKenzie went on to serve seven years as a college scout with the Oakland Raiders before joining the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl staff.

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