There is a saying among coaches that goes like this, "October to April is when we become a team, the rest is when you become a player."
July is the time of year when elite players step it up a notch and separate themselves from their peers. During the month, college coaches head out to evaluate prospects in full and often make their decisions on which recruits they want or don't want based on a player’s improvement, performance and production.
The players who play the game to prove what they can do get lost in the crowd, while the prospects who focus on improving and winning have the best chance of rising up in the ESPN 100 rankings and furthering their recruiting stock.
Here’s a list of currently ranked prospects whose stock could see a rise this month based on what we have already seen from them and what we project will happen.