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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
Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney
South Pointe (Rock Hill, SC)
WDE 6-5 255 105 South Carolina
1
2
Timmy Jernigan Timmy Jernigan
Columbia (Lake City, FL)
DT 6-3 280 100 Florida State
1
1
Aaron Lynch Aaron Lynch
Island Coast (Cape Coral, FL)
SDE 6-6 240 99 Notre Dame
2
1
Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson
O Perry Walker (New Orleans, LA)
DT 6-3 294 99 LSU
2
2
Anthony Chickillo Anthony Chickillo
Alonso (Tampa, FL)
WDE 6-4 230 97 Miami
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
4
3
Ishaq Williams Ishaq Williams
Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY)
OLB 6-5 242 96 Notre Dame
4
5
Jermauria Rasco Jermauria Rasco
Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)
WDE 6-3 247 96 LSU
6
4
Xzavier Dickson Xzavier Dickson
Griffin (Griffin, GA)
SDE 6-3 238 95 Alabama
5
4
Viliami Moala Viliami Moala
Grant Union (Sacramento, CA)
DT 6-2 320 95 California
6
3
Desmond Jackson Desmond Jackson
Westfield (Houston, TX)
DT 6-1 273 95 Texas
5
9
D.J. Pettway D.J. Pettway
Pensacola Catholic (Pensacola, FL)
WDE 6-3 255 95 Alabama
7
7
Christian Heyward Christian Heyward
Point Loma (San Diego, CA)
DT 6-2 270 95 USC
6
4
Steve Miller Steve Miller
McKinley (Canton, OH)
WDE 6-5 218 95 Ohio State
7
8
Kenny Hayes Kenny Hayes
Whitmer (Toledo, OH)
SDE 6-4 245 95 Ohio State
8
20
Derrick Mitchell Derrick Mitchell
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)
DT 6-6 285 95 Florida State
9
6
Delvon Simmons Delvon Simmons
McKeesport (Mckeesport, PA)
DT 6-5 265 94 Texas Tech
10
25
Al Page Al Page
Christopher Columbus (Bronx, NY)
DT 6-3 290 94 Rutgers
7
7
A.J. Johnson A.J. Johnson
Gainesville (Gainesville, GA)
WDE 6-3 233 94 Tennessee
11
5
Gabe Wright Gabe Wright
Carver (Columbus, GA)
DT 6-2 275 94 Auburn
12
14
Mustafa Jalil Mustafa Jalil
Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, CA)
DT 6-4 305 94 California
8
6
Jason Gibson Jason Gibson
Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA)
WDE 6-2 210 94 California
13
10
Kris Harley Kris Harley
Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
DT 6-1 270 93 Virginia Tech
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
14
9
Quincy Russell Quincy Russell
Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX)
DT 6-3 285 93 Texas
15
22
Nile Lawrence-Stample Nile Lawrence-Stample
Nova (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
DT 6-2 295 93 Florida State
12
7
Todd Barr Todd Barr
Lakewood (Lakewood, CA)
SDE 6-2 251 93 California
9
10
Davon Moreland Davon Moreland
Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles, CA)
WDE 6-2 220 93 SMU
10
8
Curt Maggitt Curt Maggitt
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WDE 6-3 215 93 Tennessee
13
9
Nathan Hughes Nathan Hughes
Klein Oak (Spring, TX)
SDE 6-6 257 92 Oklahoma
16
8
Jordan Wade Jordan Wade
Stony Point (Round Rock, TX)
DT 6-4 285 92 Oklahoma
17
11
Antwaun Woods Antwaun Woods
Taft (Woodland Hills, CA)
DT 6-1 315 92 USC
18
17
LaMichael Fanning LaMichael Fanning
Harris County (Hamilton, GA)
DT 6-6 285 92 Alabama
19
19
Marquis Anderson Marquis Anderson
Steele (Cibolo, TX)
DT 6-3 273 92 Oklahoma
20
21
Lonnie Gosha Lonnie Gosha
Union County (Lake Butler, FL)
DT 6-2 275 92 Arkansas
21
13
Mickey Johnson Mickey Johnson
Covington (Covington, LA)
DT 6-0 310 92 LSU
22
33
Jon Lewis Jon Lewis
Klein Oak (Spring, TX)
DT 6-2 264 92 TCU
23
12
Phillip Dukes Phillip Dukes
Manning (Manning, SC)
DT 6-3 295 92 South Carolina
24
15
Todd Peat Todd Peat
Corona Del Sol (Tempe, AZ)
DT 6-3 295 92 Nebraska
15
14
Troy Niklas Troy Niklas
Servite (Anaheim, CA)
SDE 6-7 240 92 Notre Dame
25
27
Angelo Blackson Angelo Blackson
Red Lion Christian (Bear, DE)
DT 6-5 295 91 Auburn
26
32
Jeff Worthy Jeff Worthy
Whittier Christian (Whittier, CA)
DT 6-4 275 91 Boise State
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