Francis graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a degree in journalism, is a member of the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game Selection Committee, has written a monthly recruiting column for over 20 years for Basketball Times, and also has been published in numerous other places, including USA Today, Blue Ribbon Yearbook, Sporting News, Syracuse Post Standard, and the Cats' Pause Pre-Season Yearbook.
Francis also has been a valuable source for numerous talk shows, newspapers, and magazines and provides a unique perspective, because he's been to every NCAA Final Four since 1973, has attended almost all of the superstar oriented shoe company camps since 1983, and is usually ahead of the curve with his perspective and insight.
He also was a pioneer with regards to publishing recruiting information on the internet in the mid-90's and was one of the first to recognize the importance of getting a head start on the future and keeping track of the top players at an early age.
Francis was also the Executive Director of the HOOP SCOOP All-American Camp a year ago, but decided not to continue with that endeavor.
Instead, he believes that the most valuable contribution that he can make to the game is to write this book on "How to Get Recruited" and provide you with his unique insight and perspective into the recruiting process.