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August Crystal Ball leaders: Black, Meyer on top

August ended with 2,159 total predictions. Football (2014-17) accounted for 1,588 with basketball adding 571. There were no new predictions for the Class of 2017 in August, so Dylan Moses remains the lone Class of 2017 recruit with a prediction. Finally, the Class of 2014 football had the most new predictions with 1,218.

White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) power forward Leron Black held on to his mid-month lead just edging Cameron Robinson, who wasn’t in the top 10 mid-month, by 17 views. Last month’s overall leader, Jermaine Eluemunor dropped to 637th this month. August’s Mr. 247 was  Raymond Wingo. Here’s a look at the top players, and experts for August.

 Top 10 Recruits

  1. Leron Black (mid-month rank: 1): No. 1 basketball player in Tennessee (247Composite)
  2. Cameron Robinson (NR): 247Sports’ & 247Composite’s No. 1 overall recruit for 2014
  3. Thomas Holley (4): No. 1 player in New York (247Composite)
  4. DaVonte Lambert (2): Tennessee commit
  5. Joe Mixon (5): No. 1 player in California (247Sports)
  6. Raekwon McMillan (7) No. 1 inside linebacker (both)
  7. Josh Malone (NR): No. 2 player in Tennessee (both)
  8. Isaiah Whitehead (NR): No. 1 basketball player in New York (both)
  9. Da’Shawn Hand (6): No. 1 strong-side defensive end (both)
  10. Chris Lammons (3): Florida commit

Out: Ermon Lane (8), Poona Ford (9), Damian Prince (10)

Top 10 Experts

  1. Jerry Meyer (mid-month rank: 1): 247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting. No. 5 page overall.
  2. N.D. Kendrick (2): RecruitRecon.com National Scouting Director
  3. Jeff Borzello (6): CBSSports College Basketball Writer
  4. Jeff Ermann (NR): 247Sports Maryland Insider
  5. JC Shurburtt (5): 247Sports Director of Recruiting
  6. Kipp Adams (4): 247Sports National Recruiting Insider
  7. Zach Abolverdi (3): GatorSports.com Recruiting Writer
  8. Todderick Hunt (NR): NJ.com Recruiting Reporter
  9. Shannon Terry (NR): 247Sports CEO
  10. Jeremy Birmingham (NR): Eleven Warriors Director of Recruiting

Out: Karlo Zovko (7), John Martin (8), Ryan Callahan (9), Keith Niebuhr (10)

About Noah Stanley

Noah Stanley has 15 years experience in the subscription-based affinity site industry working in multiple networks and roles. He is currently the COO of 247Sports with a focus on tech, products and mobile.

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