Rece Davis Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'College Football 25' Play-By-Play

Jan 1, 2024; Pasadena, CA, USA; Rece Davis on the ESPN College Gameday set at the 2024 Rose Bowl.
Jan 1, 2024; Pasadena, CA, USA; Rece Davis on the ESPN College Gameday set at the 2024 Rose Bowl. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Here's how long it's been since the last officially licensed college football video game came out: When NCAA Football 14 was released, ESPN's Rece Davis did not have the job for which he has become renowned the last 10 years. Only in 2015 did he take over for Chris Fowler as the host of College GameDay.

However, a college football video game is back—and with it the stable of announcers fans know and love. That includes Davis, who shared video of him recording commentary for College Football 25.

"250 hours. More than 2 years. 30,000-ish samples or takes. What is all of this?" Davis wrote on social media. "It’s been a long time coming."

Davis's videos showed him recording fragments of play-by-play for use in the game.

"Defense scoops it up! And they can win it on this return!" he exclaims in one video. In the other, he reads the names of players: "With the catch, it's Stackhouse. With the grab, it's Lachey. Makes the grab, it's Delaney. It's Key. It's Youngblood."

Is it July 19 yet?


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