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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
Aaron Lynch Aaron Lynch
Island Coast (Cape Coral, FL)
SDE 6-6 240 99 Notre Dame
2
5
Greg Townsend Jr. Greg Townsend Jr.
Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, CA)
SDE 6-4 255 97 USC
3
3
Stephon Tuitt Stephon Tuitt
Monroe Area (Monroe, GA)
SDE 6-5 270 96 Notre Dame
4
2
Ray Drew Ray Drew
Thomas County Central (Thomasville, GA)
SDE 6-5 250 96 Georgia
6
4
Xzavier Dickson Xzavier Dickson
Griffin (Griffin, GA)
SDE 6-3 238 95 Alabama
7
8
Kenny Hayes Kenny Hayes
Whitmer (Toledo, OH)
SDE 6-4 245 95 Ohio State
8
6
Jeoffrey Pagan Jeoffrey Pagan
Asheville (Asheville, NC)
SDE 6-4 272 93 Alabama
10
10
Cedric Reed Cedric Reed
Cleveland (Cleveland, TX)
SDE 6-5 235 93 Texas
12
7
Todd Barr Todd Barr
Lakewood (Lakewood, CA)
SDE 6-2 251 93 California
13
9
Nathan Hughes Nathan Hughes
Klein Oak (Spring, TX)
SDE 6-6 257 92 Oklahoma
15
14
Troy Niklas Troy Niklas
Servite (Anaheim, CA)
SDE 6-7 240 92 Notre Dame
16
12
Brandon Alexander Brandon Alexander
Brenham (Brenham, TX)
SDE 6-5 235 91 Texas A&M
17
25
Joe Gore Joe Gore
East Columbus (Lake Waccamaw, NC)
SDE 6-6 260 91 Clemson
18
11
Jalen Grimble Jalen Grimble
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
SDE 6-4 275 91 Miami