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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
2
1
Reggie Ragland Reggie Ragland
Bob Jones (Madison, AL)
ILB 6-3 245 97 Alabama
1
3
Ricky Parks Ricky Parks
Callaway (Hogansville, GA)
TE 6-4 235 96 Auburn
2
4
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick
Whitney (Rocklin, CA)
TE 6-5 235 95 USC
3
2
Kent Taylor Kent Taylor
Land O' Lakes (Land O Lakes, FL)
TE 6-5 210 95 Florida
4
6
Sean Price Sean Price
North Marion (Citra, FL)
TE 6-3 235 95 South Florida
5
12
Taylor McNamara Taylor McNamara
Westview (San Diego, CA)
TE 6-5 240 94 Oklahoma
6
5
Colin Thompson Colin Thompson
Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)
TE 6-5 263 94 Florida
7
11
John Thomas John Thomas
Airline (Bossier City, LA)
TE 6-5 250 94 LSU
14
7
Tom Strobel Tom Strobel
Mentor (Mentor, OH)
WDE 6-6 240 93 Michigan
8
9
Christo Kourtzidis Christo Kourtzidis
Lutheran - Orange County (Orange, CA)
TE 6-4 238 93 Florida State
9
10
Evan Baylis Evan Baylis
Grandview (Aurora, CO)
TE 6-5 230 92 Oregon
17
8
Pharaoh Brown Pharaoh Brown
Brush (Cleveland, OH)
WDE 6-6 230 92 Oregon
10
13
Devin Funchess Devin Funchess
Harrison (Farmington, MI)
TE 6-4 215 90 Michigan
11
26
Ryan Morris Ryan Morris
Barnegat (Barnegat, NJ)
TE 6-6 230 89 Purdue
12
17
Laith Harlow Laith Harlow
Amos P. Godby (Tallahassee, FL)
TE 6-5 230 89 Oklahoma
13
19
Darrion Hutcherson Darrion Hutcherson
Dadeville (Dadeville, AL)
TE 6-7 245 88 Auburn
35
18
Dakota Ball Dakota Ball
Pepperell (Lindale, GA)
DT 6-2 293 88 Alabama
14
15
Ronald Thompson Ronald Thompson
Southfield (Southfield, MI)
TE 6-4 240 88 Syracuse
15
30
Jeremy Sprinkle Jeremy Sprinkle
White Hall (White Hall, AR)
TE 6-6 220 88 Arkansas
16
25
Josiah Price Josiah Price
Eastern Jr & Sr (Greentown, IN)
TE 6-5 240 87 Michigan State
17
31
Ian Taubler Ian Taubler
Bullard (Fresno, CA)
TE 6-4 250 87 UCLA
18
23
Will Johnson Will Johnson
Osseo Senior (Osseo, MN)
TE 6-7 245 87 West Virginia
19
45
Evan Jones Evan Jones
Ridgewood (West Lafayette, OH)
TE 6-6 240 87 Michigan State
60
20
Dillon Gordon Dillon Gordon
John Curtis (New Orleans, LA)
OT 6-4 248 87 LSU
20
32
Alonzo Williams Alonzo Williams
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA)
TE 6-5 240 86 Texas A&M
21
27
Dakota Jackson Dakota Jackson
Northside (Roanoke, VA)
TE 6-2.5 206 86 Virginia Tech
22
21
Ty Flournoy-Smith Ty Flournoy-Smith
Colquitt County (Moultrie, GA)
TE 6-3 215 86 Georgia
23
22
Kurt Freitag Kurt Freitag
Buford (Buford, GA)
TE 6-4 245 86 Alabama
36
28
Jhaustin Thomas Jhaustin Thomas
Columbia (Decatur, GA)
SDE 6-6 245 86 South Carolina
43
39
Larry Jefferson Larry Jefferson
Banneker (Atlanta, GA)
WDE 6-5 207 86 Louisville
24
14
AJ Williams AJ Williams
Sycamore (Cincinnati, OH)
TE 6-6 255 86 Michigan
25
24
Blake Thomas Blake Thomas
St Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
TE 6-4 240 86 Ohio State
26
55
Gerren Ballard Gerren Ballard
Whitewright (Whitewright, TX)
TE 6-5 225 86 TCU
27
61
Justin Chandler Justin Chandler
Kingwood Park (Humble, TX)
TE 6-3 225 86 UNLV
58
52
Jay Jay McCullough Jay Jay McCullough
Nation Ford (Fort Mill, SC)
ATH 6-4 230 85 Clemson
28
47
David Grinnage David Grinnage
Newark (Newark, DE)
TE 6-4 240 85 N.C. State
29
16
J.P. Holtz J.P. Holtz
Shaler Area Hs (Pittsburgh, PA)
TE 6-4 240 85 Pittsburgh
30
37
P.J. Gallo P.J. Gallo
Council Rock South (Southampton, PA)
TE 6-4 225 85 Maryland
31
59
Maxx Williams Maxx Williams
Waconia Senior (Waconia, MN)
TE 6-4 220 85 Minnesota
32
29
Sam Grant Sam Grant
St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
TE 6-6 230 85 Oklahoma
34
34
Sean Culkin Sean Culkin
Indian Rocks Christian School (Largo, FL)
TE 6-5 225 84 Missouri
29
82
Ernest Hawkins Ernest Hawkins
Dunbar (Baltimore, MD)
ILB 6-2 210 84 UTEP
35
35
Guito Ervilus Guito Ervilus
Oak Ridge (Orlando, FL)
TE 6-4 220 84 South Florida
36
33
Jesse James Jesse James
South Allegheny Ms/hs (Mckeesport, PA)
TE 6-7 245 84 Penn State
38
40
Jordan Smith Jordan Smith
Reicher Catholic (Waco, TX)
TE 6-5 220 84 Kansas
39
36
Dan Beilinson Dan Beilinson
Panther Creek (Cary, NC)
TE 6-5 230 83 Duke
56
50
Roman Braglio Roman Braglio
McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD)
SDE 6-4 235 83 Maryland
41
38
Zac Veatch Zac Veatch
Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, OK)
TE 6-3 245 83 Oklahoma State
42
42
Zach Gordon Zach Gordon
Carrollton (Carrollton, GA)
TE 6-4 230 83 Wake Forest
59
60
Adam Kranda Adam Kranda
New Castle Chrysler Sch (New Castle, IN)
SDE 6-5 250 83 Indiana
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