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
Eli Harold Eli Harold
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
WDE 6-4 220 98 Virginia
2
4
Kwontie Moore Kwontie Moore
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
ILB 6-1.5 243 97 Virginia
3
2
Alex Carter Alex Carter
Briar Woods (Ashburn, VA)
S 6-1 182 96 Stanford
4
3
Joel Caleb Joel Caleb
Clover Hill (Midlothian, VA)
WR 6-3 203 94 Virginia Tech
5
10
Deon Clarke Deon Clarke
Lloyd C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA)
OLB 6-2 215 94 Virginia Tech
6
5
Korren Kirven Korren Kirven
Brookville (Lynchburg, VA)
DT 6-4 280 94 Alabama
7
6
Ken Ekanem Ken Ekanem
Centreville (Clifton, VA)
WDE 6-3 245 93 Virginia Tech
8
14
Courtnye Wynn Courtnye Wynn
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
DT 6-6 252 93 Virginia
9
18
Anthony Cooper Anthony Cooper
Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA)
WR 6-0 173 92 Virginia
10
7
J.C. Coleman J.C. Coleman
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
APB 5-6 175 91 Virginia Tech
11
8
Trey Edmunds Trey Edmunds
Dan River (Ringgold, VA)
OLB 6-2 200 90 Virginia Tech
12
12
Devin VanDyke Devin VanDyke
South County (Lorton, VA)
OLB 6-1 210 89 Virginia Tech
13
9
C.J. Prosise C.J. Prosise
Woodberry Forest (Woodberry Forest, VA)
S 6-2 190 89 Notre Dame
14
20
Desmond Frye Desmond Frye
Thomas Dale (Chester, VA)
S 6-2 175 89 Virginia Tech
15
21
Mark Hall Mark Hall
Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA)
OLB 6-3.5 210 89 Virginia
16
17
Nigel Williams Nigel Williams
Benedictine (Richmond, VA)
DT 6-4 250 88 Virginia Tech
17
13
Der'Woun Greene Der'Woun Greene
Woodrow Wilson (Portsmouth, VA)
ATH 5-10 175 88 Virginia Tech
18
26
Romond Deloatch Romond Deloatch
Phoebus (Hampton, VA)
WR 6-5 205 88 Temple
19
22
Tyrell Chavis Tyrell Chavis
Varina (Richmond, VA)
OG 6-3 303 88 Virginia
20
11
Win Homer Win Homer
Christchurch School (Church View, VA)
OT 6-5 255 88 Boston College
21
19
Andre Miles-Redmond Andre Miles-Redmond
Hermitage (Richmond, VA)
OG 6-4 262 87 Virginia
22
23
Brenden Motley Brenden Motley
Christiansburg (Christiansburg, VA)
ATH 6-4 185 87 Virginia Tech
23
27
Maurice Canady Maurice Canady
Varina (Richmond, VA)
ATH 6-1 168 87 Virginia
24
15
Mario Nixon Mario Nixon
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
WR 6-4.5 210 87 Virginia
25
16
Dakota Jackson Dakota Jackson
Northside (Roanoke, VA)
TE 6-2.5 206 86 Virginia Tech
26
25
Augie Conte Augie Conte
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot (Powhatan, VA)
OT 6-6 270 86 Virginia Tech
27
31
Mike Tyson Mike Tyson
Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA)
OLB 6-2 187 85 13
28
37
Devon Johnson Devon Johnson
Richlands (Richlands, VA)
OLB 6-1 205 85 Marshall
29
28
Will Smith Will Smith
Christchurch (Church View, VA)
OT 6-5 270 85 Wake Forest
30
24
Derek Dowrey Derek Dowrey
John Handley (Winchester, VA)
DT 6-3 280 84 Penn State
31
33
Kyle Dockins Kyle Dockins
Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA)
ATH 6-4 200 84 Virginia
32
44
Divante Walker Divante Walker
Salem (Virginia Beach, VA)
ATH 5-10 175 83 Virginia
33
29
Jerome Wright Jerome Wright
Highland Springs (Highland Springs, VA)
ATH 6-2 225 83 Virginia Tech
34
32
Alston Smith Alston Smith
Frank W. Cox (Virginia Beach, VA)
DT 6-1 274 82 Virginia Tech
35
43
Wil Wahee Wil Wahee
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
ATH 5-11 180 81 Virginia
36
34
Seth Dooley Seth Dooley
Glenvar (Salem, VA)
WDE 6-5 230 81 Virginia Tech
37
46
Avery Thompson Avery Thompson
Grassfield (Chesapeake, VA)
OLB 6-2 200 80 Maryland
38
41
Josh Hess Josh Hess
Richlands (Richlands, VA)
OT 6-7 290 80 5
39
39
Thomas Smith Thomas Smith
Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA)
WR 6-2 215 80 Virginia Tech
40
51
Rhakeem Stallings Rhakeem Stallings
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
OLB 6-0 200 79 James Madison
41
42
Jamall Brown Jamall Brown
Hampton (Hampton, VA)
WR 6-2 180 79 Virginia
42
45
Jackson Matteo Jackson Matteo
Broad Run (Ashburn, VA)
OT 6-5 275 79 Virginia
43
40
Antonio Wells Antonio Wells
Magna Vista (Ridgeway, VA)
DT 6-3 266 79 3
44
53
Sequan Gooding Sequan Gooding
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
WR 6-0 180 79 9
45
52
Dallas Cogdell Dallas Cogdell
Hampton (Hampton, VA)
RB 6-2 210 79 4
46
50
Chavelle Atkins Chavelle Atkins
I. C. Norcom (Portsmouth, VA)
RB 6-0 205 79 2
47
49
Andrew Maddox Andrew Maddox
Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
OT 6-5 275 78 Old Dominion
48
36
Adam Taraschke Adam Taraschke
Riverbend (Fredericksburg, VA)
OT 6-6 265 78 Virginia Tech
49
56
Jocorey Robins Jocorey Robins
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
RB 5-9 175 78 6
50
30
John Tu'uta John Tu'uta
Fork Union Military (HS) (Fork Union, VA)
OC 6-3 315 78 N.C. State
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