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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
1
1
La'El Collins La'El Collins
Redemptorist (Baton Rouge, LA)
OT 6-5 306 100 LSU
2
2
Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson
O Perry Walker (New Orleans, LA)
DT 6-3 294 99 LSU
3
3
Jarvis Landry Jarvis Landry
Lutcher (Lutcher, LA)
WR 5-11 194 98 LSU
4
9
Odell Beckham Jr. Odell Beckham Jr.
Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA)
WR 5-10 170 96 LSU
5
4
Jermauria Rasco Jermauria Rasco
Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)
WDE 6-3 247 96 LSU
6
11
Floyd Raven Floyd Raven
East St. John (Reserve, LA)
CB 6-2 185 95 Texas A&M
7
8
Greg Robinson Greg Robinson
Thibodaux (Thibodaux, LA)
OT 6-6 296 95 Auburn
8
5
D'haquille Williams D'haquille Williams
East St. John (Reserve, LA)
WR 6-3 190 94 None
9
6
Bradley Sylve Bradley Sylve
South Plaquemines (Port Sulphur, LA)
WR 5-11 175 94 Alabama
10
10
Mickey Johnson Mickey Johnson
Covington (Covington, LA)
DT 6-0 310 92 LSU
11
7
Kenny Hilliard Kenny Hilliard
Patterson (Patterson, LA)
RB 6-0 230 92 LSU