My life as a 247 Sports Crystal Baller

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4Feb 2017
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My life as a 247 Sports Crystal Baller

As of Wednesday, I (mostly) wrapped up my first recruiting cycle as a 247 Sports Crystal Ball picker. The chance to be a Crystal Baller was conferred upon me by Steve Lorenz, to whom I’m grateful for giving me a chance to expand my horizons.

There are bound to be a few kids trickling in with commitments, so rankings can change. However, as of this writing on February 3, I’m ranked #28 nationally (out of 175 ranked pickers) with 1,003.38 points. I got 80.6% of my picks correct. You can find the full list here (LINK).

It’s fun taking a shot at where some of these kids will land. My biggest moneymakers were picks for¬†Khalan Laborn (Florida State), Andrew Thomas (Georgia), and Luiji Vilain (Michigan), each of which earned me 80+ points.

On the negative side, the most annoying part is that I don’t live on 247 Sports. Sometimes I hear news or see something developing with a certain player, but I just don’t have the time to log in to 247 and make or change my pick. Then I either forget about it or the kid chooses a school before I get around to making the choice. It makes things difficult for someone who’s not a full-time blogger, but I guess that comes with the territory.

Anyway, it’s been fun making Crystal Ball picks, and I hope to improve on that ranking and percentage for the 2018 class.

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6May 2016
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Site news: I’m a baller

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(image via SB Nation)

A Crystal Baller, that is. This has been in the works for a bit, but yesterday I was given access to my own 247 Sports Crystal Ball account. Thanks are in order for Steve Lorenz, who vouched for me at 247; Chad, who gave me the account on the technical end at 247; and user Frito Bandito, who told me on Twitter that he sent messages to Lorenz on my behalf to get the ball rolling.

My first Crystal Ball prediction was for St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph weakside end Corey Malone-Hatcher to Michigan. You can see all my predictions here (LINK). You can also follower me on Twitter (LINK), where my predictions will be posted in real time.