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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
1
1
Isaiah Crowell Isaiah Crowell
Carver (Columbus, GA)
RB 5-11 210 99 Georgia
2
2
Brandon Williams Brandon Williams
Royal (Brookshire, TX)
RB 6-1 196 98 Oklahoma
3
3
Malcolm Brown Malcolm Brown
Steele (Cibolo, TX)
RB 6-1 219 97 Texas
1
4
James Wilder James Wilder
Plant (Tampa, FL)
ATH 6-2 220 97 Florida State
4
5
Savon Huggins Savon Huggins
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
RB 6-0 190 97 Rutgers
5
9
Devonta Freeman Devonta Freeman
Miami Central (Miami, FL)
RB 5-8 197 96 Florida State
6
22
Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon
Bradford (Kenosha, WI)
RB 6-1 206 96 Wisconsin
7
19
Clifton Richardson Clifton Richardson
Menchville (Newport News, VA)
RB 6-1 220 96 Virginia
8
15
Kelsey Young Kelsey Young
Norco (Norco, CA)
RB 5-10 190 96 Stanford
9
6
Aaron Green Aaron Green
Madison (San Antonio, TX)
RB 5-11 190 95 Nebraska
6
8
Brent Calloway Brent Calloway
Russellville (Russellville, AL)
OLB 6-1 210 95 Alabama
10
7
Mike Blakely Mike Blakely
Manatee (Bradenton, FL)
RB 5-8 193 95 Florida
11
11
Rodney Coe Rodney Coe
Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
RB 6-3 230 95 Iowa
12
18
Brendon Bigelow Brendon Bigelow
Central East (Fresno, CA)
RB 5-10 180 95 California
6
16
Sheldon Royster Sheldon Royster
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
S 5-11 200 94 South Carolina
13
14
Marlin Lane Marlin Lane
Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL)
RB 6-0 200 93 Tennessee
14
12
Lafayette Pitts Lafayette Pitts
Woodland Hills (Pittsburgh, PA)
RB 5-10 175 93 Pittsburgh
15
17
Kenny Williams Kenny Williams
Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX)
RB 5-9 214 93 Texas Tech
16
10
Kenny Hilliard Kenny Hilliard
Patterson (Patterson, LA)
RB 6-0 230 92 LSU