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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
Mario Edwards Mario Edwards
Ryan (Denton, TX)
DT 6-3 285 100 Florida State
1
1
Desimon Green Desimon Green
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
OLB 6-5 220 89 1
1
4
Ishmail Hayes Ishmail Hayes
Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
SDE 6-5 250 94 Arkansas State
2
2
Chaz Nelson Chaz Nelson
Garden City C.C. (Garden City, KS)
SDE 6-3 240 92 Oklahoma
1
3
Darius Hamilton Darius Hamilton
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ)
SDE 6-4 250 98 Rutgers
2
2
Jonathan Bullard Jonathan Bullard
Crest (Shelby, NC)
SDE 6-4 245 97 Florida
5
1
Damien Jacobs Damien Jacobs
East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS)
DT 6-4 300 89 Florida
3
4
Leonard Williams Leonard Williams
Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL)
SDE 6-5 265 96 USC
3
3
Cortez Woods Cortez Woods
American River C.C. (Sacramento, CA)
SDE 6-3 260 87 Nevada
4
7
Chris Wormley Chris Wormley
Whitmer (Toledo, OH)
SDE 6-5 250 96 Michigan
4
6
Anthony Wilson Anthony Wilson
Jones County J.C. (Ellisville, MS)
SDE 6-3 230 85 Southern Miss
6
9
Brandon Johnson Brandon Johnson
El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
SDE 6-5 275 81 None
7
10
Parker Holloway Parker Holloway
Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, TX)
SDE 6-4 250 80 UNLV
5
6
Jelani Hamilton Jelani Hamilton
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
SDE 6-4 265 95 Miami
6
14
Greg McMullen Greg McMullen
Archbishop Hoban (Akron, OH)
SDE 6-5 255 95 Nebraska
8
11
Kalvin Cruz Kalvin Cruz
Ventura College (Ventura, CA)
SDE 6-4 275 79 New Mexico State
9
13
Lawrence Cayou Lawrence Cayou
Highland C.C. (Highland, KS)
SDE 6-3 240 79 Arkansas State
7
11
Hassan Ridgeway Hassan Ridgeway
Mansfield (Mansfield, TX)
SDE 6-4 250 94 Texas
8
5
Devonte Fields Devonte Fields
Martin (Arlington, TX)
SDE 6-4 225 94 TCU
10
12
Koliniasi Leota Koliniasi Leota
Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
SDE 6-5 260 78 Utah
11
17
Nick Oliva Nick Oliva
College of the Canyons (Valencia, CA)
SDE 6-6 250 76 New Mexico State
9
9
Mike Moore Mike Moore
DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)
SDE 6-4 255 94 Virginia
12
14
Greg Latta Greg Latta
College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA)
SDE 6-5 260 75 Purdue
13
15
Adam Williams Adam Williams
Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS)
SDE 6-3 242 74 Southern Miss
10
13
Luke Kaumatule Luke Kaumatule
Punahou (Honolulu, HI)
SDE 6-8 270 93 Stanford
14
16
Keon Stowers Keon Stowers
Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, GA)
SDE 6-3 273 74 Kansas
11
19
Quinteze Williams Quinteze Williams
Sandy Creek (Tyrone, GA)
SDE 6-5 247 93 Florida
15
8
Sione Tupouata Sione Tupouata
Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)
SDE 6-4 275 72 1
16
19
Braylon Williams Braylon Williams
Kilgore J.C. (Kilgore, TX)
SDE 6-4 230 71 Troy
17
18
Travis Linser Travis Linser
Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
SDE 6-3 250 70 Eastern Michigan
12
21
A.J. Jefferson A.J. Jefferson
North Pike (Summit, MS)
SDE 6-2 254 92 Mississippi State
13
20
Brent Wilkerson Brent Wilkerson
DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)
SDE 6-4 245 92 Penn State
14
15
Pio Vatuvei Pio Vatuvei
Patterson (Patterson, CA)
SDE 6-3 265 92 Washington
15
8
Faith Ekakitie Faith Ekakitie
Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, IL)
SDE 6-3 285 92 Iowa
16
23
Polo Manukainiu Polo Manukainiu
Trinity (Euless, TX)
SDE 6-5 263 91 Texas A&M
17
22
Matt Godin Matt Godin
Catholic Central (Novi, MI)
SDE 6-5 265 91 Michigan
19
26
Nathanael Lohn Nathanael Lohn
Staley (Kansas City, MO)
SDE 6-3 260 90 Stanford
20
25
Michael Onuoha Michael Onuoha
Santa Fe (Edmond, OK)
SDE 6-6 235 90 Oklahoma
21
17
Taiwan Johnson Taiwan Johnson
Manvel (Manvel, TX)
SDE 6-3 238 89 Arkansas
22
10
Alex Balducci Alex Balducci
Central Catholic (Portland, OR)
SDE 6-5 265 89 Oregon
23
16
Martin Aiken Martin Aiken
Bamberg Ehrhardt (Bamberg, SC)
SDE 6-3 240 88 Clemson
24
18
Isaac Gross Isaac Gross
South Panola (Batesville, MS)
SDE 6-3 265 88 Ole Miss
25
30
Roderick Chungong Roderick Chungong
Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
SDE 6-3 240 88 Georgia Tech
26
28
Julien Obioha Julien Obioha
Brother Martin (New Orleans, LA)
SDE 6-3 255 88 Texas A&M
27
12
Francis Kallon Francis Kallon
Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA)
SDE 6-5 254 88 Georgia Tech
28
35
Langston Newton Langston Newton
Carmel (Carmel, IN)
SDE 6-5 240 87 Kentucky
29
27
Julian Pinnix-Odrick Julian Pinnix-Odrick
Montclair (Montclair, NJ)
SDE 6-4 245 87 Rutgers
30
37
Damion Turpin Damion Turpin
Compton Dominguez (Compton, CA)
SDE 6-3 250 87 Washington
39
31
Jacoby Briscoe Jacoby Briscoe
Carencro (Lafayette, LA)
DT 6-4 310 87 Miami
31
46
Jessie Rogers Jessie Rogers
Bowie (Arlington, TX)
SDE 6-5 245 87 North Carolina
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