He’s been called the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson (Class of 2004) and has backed it up with dominant play on the field, so it makes sense that Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La./St. Augustine) is the new No. 1 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings for the Class of 2014.
Leonard Fournette is the new No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2014 after the most recent update of the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Fournette has 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash (you can’t catch him in the open field easily, so he could be more in the 4.4 range in terms of pure football speed), can run between the tackles, outside- wherever you need him to. He’s a special player, no doubt.
On the recruiting front, his decision is expected to come down to LSU or Alabama with the in-state Tigers the overwhelming prediction according to 247Sports Crystal Ball at 96 percent. Fournette has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9997.
Michigan commit Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic) moved up to No. 2 overall. Peppers 247Sports Composite rating is 0.9993.
Other big movers within the top 100 include:
-Auburn running back commit Racean Thomas (Oxford, Ala.) moved up 10 spots to No. 23 overall and now has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9884, which puts him in the five-star range.
-Georgia running back commit Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga.) moved up seven spots to No. 35 overall. He now has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9825.
-Oregon running back commit Royce Freeman (Imperial, Calif.) moved up five spots to No. 50 overall and has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9774.
-Wide receiver Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) moved up 10 spots to No. 69 overall. His 247Sports Composite rating is now 0.9640. Florida State has been trending in his recruitment.
-LSU wide receiver commit Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) moved up eight spots to No. 87 overall and has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9562.
-Florida State linebacker commit Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) moved up a whopping 41 spots to No. 97 overall and has a 247Sports Composite rating of 0.9516.
The 247Sports Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services.
The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings and the 247Sports Recruiter Rankings.