Reel Recognizes Real is a group of three great friends from Cleveland, Ohio who analyze, discuss and write about today’s hot topics in sports and then share them with the world.

Meet Our Writers:

Catrell Simpson

I am a Journalism & Mass Communication and Sports Administration major at Kent State University.  Reel Recognizes Real was created to express our thoughts and analysis on hot topics in sports. I have a passion for all sports but specifically football and basketball. I have aspirations of being a sports broadcaster for a major network. Huge fan of all Cleveland sports and the New Orleans Saints #WhoDat.

Contact info: Email-, Twitter- @ReelRgnReal, Instagram- @catrell_15

Nyck Grayson

Sports Management major at Lake Erie College, formerly a Outside Linebacker at James Madison University. Hardcore passion for the psychology of team building and the management of a sports franchise. Reel Recognizes Real is a way for me and the guys to share our thoughts about what’s going on in today’s sports world. Aspiring NFL General Manager or Director of Player Personnel. Oh and unfortunately a die hard Bengals fan #WhoDey

Contact Information: Twitter: @Nycholas_, Email:


Gino Spadaro 

Giovanni Spadaro

Born and raised in the great city of Cleveland, Ohio. Attends Bluffton University as a junior Broadcasting & Journalism major and currently a 3-year starting Outside Linebacker for the football team. Has a passion for the game of football and all that goes into it. Aspiring to be one of two things: A College or NFL football coach, or a sports journalist/sports radio talk show host. Die hard Cavaliers, Indians and (Unfortunately) Browns fan.

Contact info: Email-, Twitter- @gspad16, Instagram- @__gspad16