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
Tyler Matthews Tyler Matthews
Mcpherson (Mcpherson, KS)
PRO 6-3 205 89 TCU
2
3
Brian Beckmann Brian Beckmann
Blue Valley West (Stilwell, KS)
OT 6-6 290 87 Kansas
3
2
Trace Clark Trace Clark
Wichita Collegiate School (Wichita, KS)
SDE 6-5 240 86 Oklahoma State
4
4
Vernon Vaughn Vernon Vaughn
Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science (Kansas City, KS)
WR 6-2 180 84 Kansas State
5
6
Tre Parmalee Tre Parmalee
Bishop Miege (Mission, KS)
WR 5-10 165 80 Kansas
6
5
Matthew Baltimore Matthew Baltimore
Olathe East (Olathe, KS)
SDE 6-3 230 79 Northern Illinois
7
9
Rob Reiderer Rob Reiderer
Holton (Holton, KS)
S 5-11 180 78 Tulsa
8
10
Elliot Faerber Elliot Faerber
Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village, KS)
WR 6-4 195 77 2
9
7
Deante Burton Deante Burton
Manhattan (Manhattan, KS)
WR 6-1 195 76 Kansas State
10
8
Matt Seiwert Matt Seiwert
Conway Springs (Conway Springs, KS)
WDE 6-2 240 76 Kansas State
11
11
Jacob English Jacob English
Beloit Jr-sr (Beloit, KS)
OT 6-5 245 70 Wyoming