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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
Kent Turene Kent Turene
Atlanta Sports Academy (Dawsonville, GA)
ILB 6-3 230 91 Marshall
2
2
Christian Russell Christian Russell
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
ILB 6-0 240 80 1
1
5
Markus Golden Markus Golden
Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS)
ILB 6-3 230 91 Missouri
1
3
Kwontie Moore Kwontie Moore
Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA)
ILB 6-1.5 243 97 Virginia
2
2
Steffon Martin Steffon Martin
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
ILB 6-2 235 88 Arizona State
3
1
Eddie Porter Eddie Porter
Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
ILB 6-3 238 87 Arkansas State
3
1
Joe Bolden Joe Bolden
Colerain (Cincinnati, OH)
ILB 6-3 220 96 Michigan
4
3
Cade Cowdin Cade Cowdin
College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA)
ILB 6-2 230 86 Oregon State
5
7
Robert Caldwell Robert Caldwell
College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA)
ILB 6-3 248 86 N.C. State
6
4
David Cooper David Cooper
Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS)
ILB 6-1 230 85 Indiana
7
6
Austin Moss Austin Moss
Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)
ILB 6-3 240 84 Louisiana-Monroe
8
10
Matt Willis Matt Willis
Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
ILB 6-0.5 235 83 Idaho
4
6
Raphael Kirby Raphael Kirby
Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA)
ILB 6-2 215 95 Miami
5
5
Denzel Devall Denzel Devall
Bastrop (Bastrop, LA)
ILB 6-2 240 95 Alabama
6
2
James Ross James Ross
St. Mary's (West Bloomfield, MI)
ILB 6-1 215 95 Michigan
7
11
Quanzell Lambert Quanzell Lambert
Timber Creek (Sicklerville, NJ)
ILB 6-3 240 95 Rutgers
8
12
Michael Rose Michael Rose
Rockhurst (Kansas City, MO)
ILB 6-0 225 95 Nebraska
9
4
Scott Starr Scott Starr
Norco (Norco, CA)
ILB 6-3 220 95 USC
9
9
Gabe Woullard Gabe Woullard
Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
ILB 6-3 225 78 East Carolina
10
12
Dylan Reda Dylan Reda
Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
ILB 6-3 220 77 Southern Miss
11
11
Tim Edmond Tim Edmond
Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS)
ILB 6-0 232 75 Ohio
12
14
Adarius Glanton Adarius Glanton
Eastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)
ILB 6-2 227 75 Florida Atlantic
13
13
Terry Easmon Terry Easmon
American River C.C. (Sacramento, CA)
ILB 6-3 230 74 Western Michigan
14
15
Eli Canton Eli Canton
Northeast Mississippi C.C. (Booneville, MS)
ILB 6-2 240 74 Troy
15
16
Ronald Pierre Ronald Pierre
Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
ILB 6-0 215 73 1
16
17
Jake Minster Jake Minster
Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
ILB 6-1 235 72 Western Michigan
10
10
Aaron Porter Aaron Porter
La Habra (La Habra, CA)
ILB 6-1 230 92 UCLA
17
18
Brandon Powe Brandon Powe
Mississippi Delta C.C. (Moorhead, MS)
ILB 6-1 230 72 Troy
11
17
Salamo Fiso Salamo Fiso
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA)
ILB 6-1 218 92 Arizona State
13
7
Keith Brown Keith Brown
Norland (Miami, FL)
ILB 6-2 218 92 Louisville
14
8
Dalton Santos Dalton Santos
Van HS (Van, TX)
ILB 6-3 250 90 Texas
15
13
Donavin Newsom Donavin Newsom
North (Saint Louis, MO)
ILB 6-2 220 89 Missouri
16
15
Antonio Morrison Antonio Morrison
Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL)
ILB 6-3 220 89 Florida
17
18
Mike Strizak Mike Strizak
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ)
ILB 6-3 230 88 Boston College
18
28
Thomas Brown Thomas Brown
Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA)
ILB 6-2.5 212 88 Nebraska
19
16
Richie Brown Richie Brown
Long Beach (Long Beach, MS)
ILB 6-2.5 230 88 Mississippi State
57
19
Shakeel Rashad Shakeel Rashad
Episcopal (Jacksonville, FL)
OLB 6-2 215 86 North Carolina
21
14
Sam Lebbie Sam Lebbie
DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)
ILB 6-2 235 86 West Virginia
22
9
Nick Dawson Nick Dawson
Phillip O. Berry Academy (Charlotte, NC)
ILB 6-3 240 86 Louisville
23
22
Ryan Flannigan Ryan Flannigan
Marshall (Marshall, TX)
ILB 6-2 197 86 Texas Tech
64
24
James Burgess James Burgess
Homestead (Homestead, FL)
OLB 6-1 210 85 Louisville
24
21
Schyler Miles Schyler Miles
Berkeley Prep (Tampa, FL)
ILB 6-2 220 85 Kansas
26
20
Jacob Sealand Jacob Sealand
Tucker (Tucker, GA)
ILB 6-2 210 85 Vanderbilt
27
34
Laron Taylor Laron Taylor
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
ILB 6-0 205 85 Iowa
28
23
Ben Weaver Ben Weaver
Klein (Spring, TX)
ILB 6-0 225 85 Boise State
52
30
Keilin Rayner Keilin Rayner
North Brunswick (Leland, NC)
ILB 6-3 220 84 Duke
30
25
T.J. Holloman T.J. Holloman
St. Pius X (Atlanta, GA)
ILB 6-2 206 84 South Carolina
31
39
Kenny Bynum Kenny Bynum
Raines (Jacksonville, FL)
ILB 6-1 221 83 Tennessee
32
42
Daron Blaylock Daron Blaylock
Walton (Marietta, GA)
ILB 6-0 220 83 Kentucky
33
31
Nathan Staub Nathan Staub
Buford (Buford, GA)
ILB 6-3 230 83 North Carolina
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