The final three players who will go through to next week’s live, nail-biting final of The Recruit were announced during the penultimate episode of the hit FOX8 AFL reality series last night.
Daniel Cox (21) from Broome, WA, Matt Eagles (26) from Adelaide, SA and Jordan Treloar (23) from Macleod, VIC are the three players selected by The Recruit’s Head Coach, Mick Malthouse, to go through to next Wednesday’s live final and be part of the AFL’s special NAB AFL Draft.
Hosted by returning special guest Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald LIVE from Crown Melbourne the final episode will see one of these talented players named the winner of The Recruit 2016 and sign a guaranteed contract with an AFL club.
Mick Malthouse said: “All three players have a certain X factor. Daniel, he has explosive lateral movement and pace. He also has a very good football brain and skills to back up his decision making.
“Jordan has outstanding pace for a tall player. We played Jordan purposely out of position to broaden his knowledge of the game and he was able to adjust very well to key back and wing positions.
“And Matt proved a very reliable ruckman both in the air and on the follow up on the ground. He went forward and learnt more about the game to be an AFL player,” he said.
During the live final, Fitzy and Mick will be joined on stage by the Executive Team; Assistant Coach Ben Dixon, High Performance Coach Darren Burgess and Mind Coach Leigh Russell; the previously delisted Recruits as well as Club Executives from each of the 18 AFL teams.
The decision is now in the hands of the club recruiters, who will each vote on the final three on a 3-2-1 basis. The player with the most votes will be announced as The Recruit.
Once the winner is announced, all 18 clubs will have the option to nominate him as a draft selection or to pass. In the event that more than one club nominates to draft the Recruit, the winner will get to pick the club of his choice.
The Recruit finale aires Wednesday, September 21 at 8.30pm on Fox8