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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
Cardale Jones Cardale Jones
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
PRO 6-5 220 90 Ohio State
1
2
Melvin German Melvin German
Pearl River C.C. (Poplarville, MS)
DUAL 6-3 200 92 Florida Atlantic
1
1
Gunner Kiel Gunner Kiel
Columbus East (Columbus, IN)
PRO 6-4 210 98 Notre Dame
1
1
Jameis Winston Jameis Winston
Hueytown (Hueytown, AL)
DUAL 6-4 190 97 Florida State
2
1
Bo Wallace Bo Wallace
East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS)
DUAL 6-4 220 90 Ole Miss
1
1
Chandler Whitmer Chandler Whitmer
Butler C.C. (El Dorado, KS)
PRO 6-2 190 90 Connecticut
4
2
Devin Fuller Devin Fuller
N Valley Reg H Old Tappan (Westwood, NJ)
ATH 6-0 185 97 UCLA
2
2
Zach Kline Zach Kline
San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA)
PRO 6-2 190 97 California
3
3
Cameron Coffman Cameron Coffman
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
DUAL 6-2 191 87 Indiana
2
3
Cyler Miles Cyler Miles
Mullen (Denver, CO)
DUAL 6-4 215 96 Washington
3
10
Travis Wilson Travis Wilson
San Clemente (San Clemente, CA)
PRO 6-6 210 96 Utah
3
4
Anthony Alford Anthony Alford
Petal (Petal, MS)
DUAL 6-0 200 96 Southern Miss
4
3
Tanner Mangum Tanner Mangum
Eagle (Eagle, ID)
PRO 6-3 190 95 Brigham Young
9
7
Jeremy Liggins Jeremy Liggins
Lafayette (Oxford, MS)
ATH 6-3 270 95 LSU
4
6
Chad Kelly Chad Kelly
St. Joseph School (Buffalo, NY)
DUAL 6-3 205 95 Clemson
4
5
Deon Anthony Deon Anthony
Hinds C.C. (Raymond, MS)
DUAL 6-1 205 82 Troy
2
2
Cody Kater Cody Kater
Grand Rapids C.C. (Grand Rapids, MI)
PRO 6-4 235 82 Central Michigan
3
3
Cody Sokol Cody Sokol
Scottsdale C.C. (Scottsdale, AZ)
PRO 6-2 220 80 Iowa
5
4
James Boyd James Boyd
West Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
DUAL 6-5 240 80 UNLV
5
4
Connor Brewer Connor Brewer
Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ)
PRO 6-2 195 94 Texas
6
6
David Vega David Vega
New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, NM)
DUAL 6-1 205 78 New Mexico
4
4
David Fales David Fales
Monterey Peninsula College (Monterey, CA)
PRO 6-1 220 77 San Jose State
5
5
Matt Davis Matt Davis
Klein Forest (Houston, TX)
DUAL 6-2 211 94 Texas A&M
5
7
Jacob Morgan Jacob Morgan
Cisco College (Cisco, TX)
PRO 6-4 220 75 1
6
14
Ford Childress Ford Childress
The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)
PRO 6-4 210 93 West Virginia
6
6
Andrew McDonald Andrew McDonald
Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
PRO 6-3 215 75 New Mexico State
7
5
David Fisher David Fisher
Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)
PRO 6-1 210 73 Kent State