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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
Cordarrelle Patterson Cordarrelle Patterson
Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS)
WR 6-3 205 99 Tennessee
1
1
Trey Metoyer Trey Metoyer
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
WR 6-2 200 98 Oklahoma
1
1
Dorial Green-Beckham Dorial Green-Beckham
Hillcrest (Springfield, MO)
WR 6-6 220 100 Missouri
1
1
Jerell Adams Jerell Adams
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
TE 6-4 225 92 South Carolina
2
2
Robert Lockhart Robert Lockhart
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
WR 6-2 180 90 Miami
2
2
Javon Bell Javon Bell
Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS)
WR 6-0 170 95 Texas Tech
1
1
Blake Jackson Blake Jackson
Scottsdale C.C. (Scottsdale, AZ)
TE 6-4 235 94 Oklahoma State
2
2
Stefon Diggs Stefon Diggs
Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
WR 6-1 190 99 Maryland
3
4
Adrian Gamble Adrian Gamble
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
WR 6-2 190 85 Virginia
2
2
Chris Hall Chris Hall
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
TE 6-4 230 82 Marshall
3
5
Deontay Greenberry Deontay Greenberry
Washington Union (Fresno, CA)
WR 6-3 184 98 Houston
4
3
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
WR 6-4 200 81 Ohio State
3
3
Rakim Reed Rakim Reed
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
TE 6-4 215 76 Marshall
5
5
Levern Jacobs Levern Jacobs
Milford Academy (New Berlin, NY)
WR 6-0 165 76 Maryland
4
4
Scott Davis Scott Davis
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)
TE 6-5 240 73 Bowling Green
6
6
De'Andre Scott De'Andre Scott
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
WR 5-11 190 71 1
2
1
Reggie Ragland Reggie Ragland
Bob Jones (Madison, AL)
ILB 6-3 245 97 Alabama
7
7
James Whitfield James Whitfield
Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
WR 5-10 180 70 Temple
4
6
Chris Black Chris Black
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)
WR 5-11 175 97 Alabama
5
3
Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson
Skyline (Dallas, TX)
WR 5-11 175 96 Texas A&M
2
2
Terrell Mitchell Terrell Mitchell
Fort Scott C.C. (Fort Scott, KS)
TE 6-6 255 88 Florida Atlantic
3
7
Dexter Holmes Dexter Holmes
Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa Falls, IA)
WR 6-3 185 88 1
5
4
Shaq Roland Shaq Roland
Lexington (Lexington, SC)
ATH 6-2 204 96 South Carolina
6
7
Amari Cooper Amari Cooper
Northwestern (Miami, FL)
WR 6-1 183 96 Alabama
7
16
Darreus Rogers Darreus Rogers
Carson Senior (Carson, CA)
WR 6-2 200 96 USC
4
5
Ricky Collins Ricky Collins
Kilgore J.C. (Kilgore, TX)
WR 5-11 186 87 TCU
3
6
Ryan Hubbell Ryan Hubbell
Iowa Western C.C. (Council Bluffs, IA)
TE 6-5 240 86 Louisville
5
6
Daniel McKinney Daniel McKinney
City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
WR 6-1 220 86 1
6
8
Josh Ford Josh Ford
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
WR 6-3 185 85 Kansas
8
14
Angelo Jean-Louis Angelo Jean-Louis
Palm Beach Central (West Palm Beach, FL)
WR 6-0 180 96 Miami
1
3
Ricky Parks Ricky Parks
Callaway (Hogansville, GA)
TE 6-4 235 96 Auburn
7
3
Lacoltan Bester Lacoltan Bester
East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS)
WR 6-2 200 85 Oklahoma
4
3
Jamare Mills Jamare Mills
Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
TE 6-5 250 85 Michigan State
9
12
Aaron Burbridge Aaron Burbridge
Harrison (Farmington, MI)
WR 6-1 190 95 Michigan State
5
5
Clark Evans Clark Evans
Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
TE 6-4 240 84 Hawaii
10
19
Marvin Bracy Marvin Bracy
Boone (Orlando, FL)
WR 5-9 165 95 Florida State
8
4
Demetrius Wilson Demetrius Wilson
Glendale C.C. (Glendale, AZ)
WR 6-3 180 83 Arkansas
2
4
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick
Whitney (Rocklin, CA)
TE 6-5 235 95 USC
9
13
Nigel Westbrooks Nigel Westbrooks
Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)
WR 6-2 190 82 Nevada
12
15
JaQuay Williams JaQuay Williams
Sandy Creek (Tyrone, GA)
WR 6-4 200 95 Auburn
13
13
Sterling Shepard Sterling Shepard
Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, OK)
WR 5-11 180 95 Oklahoma
10
10
Lonnie Outlaw Lonnie Outlaw
Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, GA)
WR 6-5 180 81 1
14
11
Bryce Treggs Bryce Treggs
St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)
WR 5-11 170 95 California
11
11
Alex Wheat Alex Wheat
Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)
WR 6-5 210 81 Utah State
6
7
Aaron Boesch Aaron Boesch
Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
TE 6-5 235 81 San Diego State
15
9
Germone Hopper Germone Hopper
Phillip O. Berry Academy (Charlotte, NC)
WR 5-11 175 95 Clemson
12
16
Lance Ray Lance Ray
Northwest Mississippi C.C. (Senatobia, MS)
WR 6-2 210 80 East Carolina
3
2
Kent Taylor Kent Taylor
Land O' Lakes (Land O Lakes, FL)
TE 6-5 210 95 Florida
16
38
Pig Howard Pig Howard
Edgewater (Orlando, FL)
WR 5-8 180 95 Tennessee
13
9
Marquez Clark Marquez Clark
Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)
WR 6-0 180 80 Kansas State
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