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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
4
Ryan Anderson Ryan Anderson
Daphne (Daphne, AL)
OLB 6-3 250 98 Alabama
2
1
Jordan Montgomery Jordan Montgomery
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
OLB 6-0 217 80 None
1
2
Chris Young Chris Young
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
OLB 6-2 200 90 Arizona State
3
2
Raysean Richardson Raysean Richardson
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
OLB 6-0 210 73 1
2
1
Josh Harvey-Clemons Josh Harvey-Clemons
Lowndes (Valdosta, GA)
OLB 6-5 200 97 Georgia
4
3
Daryl Waters Daryl Waters
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
OLB 6-4 215 72 2
5
4
Tyler Matakevich Tyler Matakevich
Milford Academy (New Berlin, NY)
OLB 6-1 213 71 Temple
2
6
Kimball Niumatalolo Kimball Niumatalolo
Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
OLB 6-0 230 88 1
3
1
Zaire Anderson Zaire Anderson
Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA)
OLB 6-0 220 87 Nebraska
3
2
Noor Davis Noor Davis
Leesburg (Leesburg, FL)
OLB 6-4 233 96 Stanford
5
6
Shiro Davis Shiro Davis
Woodlawn (Shreveport, LA)
OLB 6-3 220 96 Texas
4
7
Eddie Lackey Eddie Lackey
Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA)
OLB 6-1 219 85 Baylor
5
4
Darrius Stroud Darrius Stroud
Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS)
OLB 6-2 220 84 5
6
21
Brian Nance Brian Nance
Trinity (Euless, TX)
OLB 6-3 230 95 Baylor
7
3
Markuss Eligwe Markuss Eligwe
Stone Mountain (Stone Mountain, GA)
OLB 6-3 225 95 Florida State
9
5
Kwon Alexander Kwon Alexander
Oxford (Oxford, AL)
OLB 6-2 210 95 LSU
7
3
Will Smith Will Smith
Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA)
OLB 6-3 220 82 Texas Tech
10
12
Leonard Floyd Leonard Floyd
Dodge County (Eastman, GA)
OLB 6-5 211 95 Georgia
11
8
Tyler Hayes Tyler Hayes
Thomasville (Thomasville, AL)
OLB 6-3 215 95 Alabama
8
5
Trashaun Nixon Trashaun Nixon
Ventura College (Ventura, CA)
OLB 6-2 220 80 New Mexico State
9
8
Jacarri Alexander Jacarri Alexander
Iowa Central C.C. (Fort Dodge, IA)
OLB 6-1 234 78 Indiana
12
7
Dillon Lee Dillon Lee
Buford (Buford, GA)
OLB 6-4 235 94 Alabama
10
9
Bronterrious Jakes Bronterrious Jakes
Holmes C.C. (Goodman, MS)
OLB 6-0 220 78 Memphis
13
24
Otha Peters Otha Peters
Covington (Covington, LA)
OLB 6-1 223 94 Arkansas
14
23
Lamar Louis Lamar Louis
Breaux Bridge (Breaux Bridge, LA)
OLB 6-0 210 94 LSU
15
10
Joshua Perry Joshua Perry
Olentangy (Lewis Center, OH)
OLB 6-3 220 94 Ohio State
16
14
Camren Williams Camren Williams
Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury, MA)
OLB 6-1 217 94 Ohio State
17
15
David Perkins David Perkins
Washington (South Bend, IN)
OLB 6-3 230 94 Ohio State
18
13
Vince Biegel Vince Biegel
Lincoln (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
OLB 6-3 210 94 Wisconsin
20
31
Deon Clarke Deon Clarke
Lloyd C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA)
OLB 6-2 215 94 Virginia Tech
11
10
Ryan Mosby Ryan Mosby
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
OLB 6-0 220 75 Kentucky
12
11
Wayland Coleman-Dancer Wayland Coleman-Dancer
Mississippi Delta C.C. (Moorhead, MS)
OLB 6-1 210 75 Troy
22
20
Cassanova McKinzy Cassanova McKinzy
Woodlawn (Birmingham, AL)
OLB 6-3 230 93 Auburn
23
9
Peter Jinkens Peter Jinkens
Skyline (Dallas, TX)
OLB 6-1 200 93 Texas
24
19
Jeremi Powell Jeremi Powell
Pinellas Park (Largo, FL)
OLB 6-2 200 93 Florida
25
11
Royce Jenkins-Stone Royce Jenkins-Stone
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
OLB 6-2 228 93 Michigan
13
12
David Orvick David Orvick
Foothill College (Los Altos, CA)
OLB 6-2 217 74 New Mexico
26
32
Phillip Williamson Phillip Williamson
C.E. Jordan (Durham, NC)
OLB 6-3 215 93 North Carolina
27
30
Deion Jones Deion Jones
Jesuit (New Orleans, LA)
OLB 6-2 200 93 LSU
28
25
Jared Afalava Jared Afalava
Bingham (South Jordan, UT)
OLB 6-1 210 93 Nebraska
29
29
Abner Logan Abner Logan
Dexter School (Brookline, MA)
OLB 6-1 220 92 Maryland
30
18
Lorenzo Phillips Lorenzo Phillips
Patterson (Patterson, LA)
OLB 6-1 200 92 LSU