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247Sports Rankings

247Rating Explanation

247Rating Explanation

247Sports has one of the industry’s largest and most recognized national recruiting staffs. Led by industry veterans J.C. Shurburtt, Gerry Hamilton and Jerry Meyer (basketball), 247Sports employs a staff of more than 50 reporters, analysts and evaluators that rank the nation’s elite high school football and basketball recruits from multiple class years.

247Sports Rating Explanation

Each recruit we evaluate is assigned a numerical rating as well as a star rating. Ratings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation, and input from our network of scouts.

Players are first grouped qualitatively with a star rating, then given a numerical rating based on their future potential, and finally ranked according to these numerical ratings.

110 - 101 = Franchise Player. One of the best players to come along in years, if not decades. Odds of having a player in this category every year is slim. This prospect has "can’t miss" talent.

100 - 98 = Five-star prospect. One of the top 30 players in the nation. This player has excellent pro-potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career.

97 - 90 = Four-star prospect. One of the top 300 players in the nation. This prospect will be an impact-player for his college team. He is an All-American candidate who displays pro-potential.

89 - 80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top 10% players in the nation. This player will develop into a reliable starter for his college team and is among the best players in his region of the country.

79 - below = Two-star prospect. This player makes up the bulk of Division I rosters. He may have little pro-potential, but is likely to become a role player for his respective school.

The list below ranks players by 247Sports Rating
Name Pos Ht Wt 247Sports Rating Team
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1
Jordan Hicks Jordan Hicks
Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
OLB 6-2 220 99 Texas
2
2
William Gholston William Gholston
Southeastern (Detroit, MI)
OLB 6-7 250 98 Michigan State
3
5
Cecil Whiteside Cecil Whiteside
Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA)
OLB 6-3 220 97 California
4
8
Adrian Hubbard Adrian Hubbard
Norcross (Norcross, GA)
OLB 6-6 237 97 Alabama
5
3
Christian Jones Christian Jones
Lake Howell (Winter Park, FL)
OLB 6-4 220 97 Florida State
6
13
Michael Taylor Michael Taylor
Westlake (Atlanta, GA)
OLB 6-0 220 95 Florida
7
4
Tevin Jackson Tevin Jackson
Garland (Garland, TX)
OLB 6-2 230 94 Texas
8
7
Corey Nelson Corey Nelson
Skyline (Dallas, TX)
OLB 6-0 210 94 Oklahoma
9
6
Khairi Fortt Khairi Fortt
Stamford (Stamford, CT)
OLB 6-2 225 94 Penn State
10
15
Javarie Johnson Javarie Johnson
Dunbar (Washington, DC)
OLB 6-3 215 93 Maryland
11
9
Shaun Lewis Shaun Lewis
Hightower (Missouri City, TX)
OLB 6-1 210 93 Oklahoma State
12
12
Justin Maclin Justin Maclin
Ridgeway (Memphis, TN)
WDE 6-4 215 93 LSU
13
10
Aramide Olaniyan Aramide Olaniyan
Woodberry Forest (Woodberry Forest, VA)
OLB 6-2 200 93 UCLA
14
11
Josh Shirley Josh Shirley
Kaiser (Fontana, CA)
OLB 6-3 220 92 Washington
15
16
Aaron Franklin Aaron Franklin
Marshall (Marshall, TX)
OLB 6-1 205 92 Oklahoma