The camp, combine and 7-on-7 circuits that appear every summer are an opportunity for recruits to separate themselves from the masses and make a run at the Rivals 100, which many consider the most credible source for a year's top recruits.
Some recruits need to show the buzz around them is legit. Others must prove the doubters wrong. Both are under plenty of pressure, a different kind of pressure than what they'll be facing at the D-I level.
These 10 players emerged from the summer circuit enjoying a big leap in hype, which either resulted in a higher ranking or in interest from schools that might have seemed out of reach before.
Read on to see whom we all should have invested in a few months ago.