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
4
Timmy Jernigan Timmy Jernigan
Columbia (Lake City, FL)
DT 6-3 280 100 Florida State
2
3
Aaron Lynch Aaron Lynch
Island Coast (Cape Coral, FL)
SDE 6-6 240 99 Notre Dame
3
1
Karlos Williams Karlos Williams
Ridge Community (Davenport, FL)
S 6-2 210 99 Florida State
4
7
Sammy Watkins Sammy Watkins
South Fort Myers (Fort Myers, FL)
WR 6-1 180 99 Clemson
5
5
Tony Steward Tony Steward
Pedro Menendez (Saint Augustine, FL)
OLB 6-2 220 99 Clemson
6
6
Jeff Driskel Jeff Driskel
Hagerty (Oviedo, FL)
DUAL 6-4 235 99 Florida
7
10
Nick O'Leary Nick O'Leary
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
TE 6-4 230 98 Florida State
8
2
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Dr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)
S 6-2 190 98 Alabama
9
8
Anthony Chickillo Anthony Chickillo
Alonso (Tampa, FL)
WDE 6-4 230 97 Miami
10
9
James Wilder James Wilder
Plant (Tampa, FL)
ATH 6-2 220 97 Florida State
11
13
A.C. Leonard A.C. Leonard
University Christian (Jacksonville, FL)
TE 6-2 245 96 Florida
12
16
Nick Waisome Nick Waisome
South Lake (Groveland, FL)
CB 5-10 170 96 Florida State
13
21
Devonta Freeman Devonta Freeman
Miami Central (Miami, FL)
RB 5-8 197 96 Florida State
14
12
Dee Hart Dee Hart
Dr. Phillips (Orlando, FL)
APB 5-9 190 95 Alabama
15
24
Jordan Prestwood Jordan Prestwood
Plant City (Plant City, FL)
OT 6-7 285 95 Florida State
16
11
Mike Bellamy Mike Bellamy
Charlotte (Punta Gorda, FL)
APB 5-10 180 95 Clemson
17
38
D.J. Pettway D.J. Pettway
Pensacola Catholic (Pensacola, FL)
WDE 6-3 255 95 Alabama
18
26
Kelvin Benjamin Kelvin Benjamin
Glades Central (Belle Glade, FL)
WR 6-6 217 95 Florida State
19
44
Derrick Mitchell Derrick Mitchell
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)
DT 6-6 285 95 Florida State
20
23
Jacoby Brissett Jacoby Brissett
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
PRO 6-5 225 95 Florida
21
15
Mike Blakely Mike Blakely
Manatee (Bradenton, FL)
RB 5-8 193 95 Florida
22
36
Robenson Therezie Robenson Therezie
Miami Jackson (Miami, FL)
S 5-10 185 95 Auburn
23
17
Marcus Roberson Marcus Roberson
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
CB 6-1 170 95 Florida
24
35
Javares McRoy Javares McRoy
Lakeland (Lakeland, FL)
WR 5-7 159 94 Florida
25
18
Gerod Holliman Gerod Holliman
Miami Southridge (Miami, FL)
S 5-11 188 94 Louisville
26
22
Ryan Shazier Ryan Shazier
Plantation (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
OLB 6-1 204 94 Ohio State
27
27
Jabari Gorman Jabari Gorman
Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, FL)
S 5-10 170 94 Florida
28
28
Brandon Fulse Brandon Fulse
Fort Meade (Fort Meade, FL)
TE 6-4 247 93 Auburn
29
25
Rashad Greene Rashad Greene
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
WR 6-0 170 93 Florida State
30
43
Dallas Crawford Dallas Crawford
South Fort Myers (Fort Myers, FL)
CB 5-10 185 93 Miami
31
29
Ja'Juan Story Ja'Juan Story
Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville, FL)
WR 6-3 195 93 Florida
32
32
Marlin Lane Marlin Lane
Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL)
RB 6-0 200 93 Tennessee
33
14
Bobby Hart Bobby Hart
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
OG 6-5 295 93 Florida State
34
51
Nile Lawrence-Stample Nile Lawrence-Stample
Nova (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
DT 6-2 295 93 Florida State
35
19
Wayne Lyons Wayne Lyons
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
S 5-11 185 93 Stanford
36
30
Curt Maggitt Curt Maggitt
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WDE 6-3 215 93 Tennessee
37
55
Keelin Smith Keelin Smith
Treasure Coast (Port Saint Lucie, FL)
S 6-3 190 93 Florida State
38
46
Loucheiz Purifoy Loucheiz Purifoy
Pine Forest (Pensacola, FL)
CB 6-0 170 92 Florida
39
20
Teddy Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater
Northwestern (Miami, FL)
DUAL 6-2 180 92 Louisville
40
48
Lonnie Gosha Lonnie Gosha
Union County (Lake Butler, FL)
DT 6-2 275 92 Arkansas
41
39
Tacoi Sumler Tacoi Sumler
Columbus (Miami, FL)
WR 5-8 160 92 Oregon
42
31
Tyler Moore Tyler Moore
Countryside (Clearwater, FL)
OT 6-6 287 92 Nebraska
43
37
Kent Turene Kent Turene
Boyd Anderson (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
ILB 6-2 230 91 Georgia
44
42
Eli Rogers Eli Rogers
Northwestern (Miami, FL)
WR 5-10 178 91 Louisville
45
41
Marcus Jackson Marcus Jackson
Vero Beach (Vero Beach, FL)
OG 6-2 310 91 Tennessee
46
40
Giorgio Newberry Giorgio Newberry
Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce, FL)
OT 6-6 255 91 Florida State
47
71
Terry Bell Terry Bell
Tenoroc (Lakeland, FL)
DT 6-5 297 91 Florida State
48
57
Anthony Rabasa Anthony Rabasa
Columbus (Miami, FL)
OLB 6-3 233 91 Notre Dame
49
59
Alex Dixon Alex Dixon
Countryside (Clearwater, FL)
CB 6-1 180 91 North Carolina
50
61
Ricardo Williams Ricardo Williams
Homestead (Homestead, FL)
WDE 6-4 220 91 Miami
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