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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
Karlos Williams Karlos Williams
Ridge Community (Davenport, FL)
S 6-2 210 99 Florida State
1
3
Stephone Anthony Stephone Anthony
Anson (Wadesboro, NC)
OLB 6-3 220 99 Clemson
2
2
Tony Steward Tony Steward
Pedro Menendez (Saint Augustine, FL)
OLB 6-2 220 99 Clemson
1
2
Steve Edmond Steve Edmond
Daingerfield (Daingerfield, TX)
ILB 6-3 235 98 Texas
2
3
Trey DePriest Trey DePriest
Springfield (Springfield, OH)
ILB 6-2 242 97 Alabama
3
4
Lawrence Thomas Lawrence Thomas
Renaissance (Detroit, MI)
WDE 6-4 244 97 Michigan State
3
4
Travis Hughes Travis Hughes
Kempsville (Virginia Beach, VA)
OLB 6-0.5 222 97 North Carolina
3
6
C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson
Philadelphia (Philadelphia, MS)
ILB 6-3 220 97 Ole Miss
4
1
Curtis Grant Curtis Grant
Hermitage (Richmond, VA)
ILB 6-3 222 96 Ohio State
7
11
Ben Councell Ben Councell
A C Reynolds (Asheville, NC)
OLB 6-5 220 95 Notre Dame
5
9
Shannon Brown Shannon Brown
Cook County (Adel, GA)
ILB 6-2 238 95 1
8
5
Ryan Shazier Ryan Shazier
Plantation (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
OLB 6-1 204 94 Ohio State
9
8
Kendall Thompson Kendall Thompson
Carthage (Carthage, TX)
OLB 6-3 230 94 Texas
6
5
James Vaughters James Vaughters
Tucker (Tucker, GA)
ILB 6-2 230 93 Stanford
7
8
Lamar Dawson Lamar Dawson
Boyle County (Danville, KY)
ILB 6-2 230 93 USC
10
21
Jalen Jefferson Jalen Jefferson
St. Bonaventure (Ventura, CA)
OLB 6-3 200 92 California
11
9
Brennen Beyer Brennen Beyer
Plymouth (Canton, MI)
OLB 6-4 225 92 Michigan
8
10
Kent Turene Kent Turene
Boyd Anderson (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
ILB 6-2 230 91 Georgia
12
6
Lateek Townsend Lateek Townsend
Marlboro County (Bennettsville, SC)
OLB 6-2 200 91 Clemson
9
14
Steven Daniels Steven Daniels
St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
ILB 6-1 225 91 Boston College
13
29
Corey Waller Corey Waller
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA)
OLB 6-2 210 91 Washington
10
12
Tre Madden Tre Madden
Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, CA)
ILB 6-1 216 91 USC