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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
Aaron Burbridge Aaron Burbridge
Harrison (Farmington, MI)
WR 6-1 190 95 Michigan State
1
1
Cody Kater Cody Kater
Grand Rapids C.C. (Grand Rapids, MI)
PRO 6-4 235 82 Central Michigan
2
2
James Ross James Ross
St. Mary's (West Bloomfield, MI)
ILB 6-1 215 95 Michigan
3
4
Terry Richardson Terry Richardson
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
CB 5-9 165 95 Michigan
2
2
DeShawn Byrd DeShawn Byrd
Grand Rapids C.C. (Grand Rapids, MI)
OT 6-5 315 79 1
4
5
Dennis Norfleet Dennis Norfleet
Detroit Martin Luther King (Detroit, MI)
APB 5-8 175 94 Michigan
5
3
Royce Jenkins-Stone Royce Jenkins-Stone
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
OLB 6-2 228 93 Michigan
6
6
Danny O'Brien Danny O'Brien
Flint Powers Catholic (Flint, MI)
DT 6-3 300 92 Tennessee
7
11
Matt Godin Matt Godin
Catholic Central (Novi, MI)
SDE 6-5 265 91 Michigan
8
8
Devin Funchess Devin Funchess
Harrison (Farmington, MI)
TE 6-4 215 90 Michigan
9
7
Mario Ojemudia Mario Ojemudia
Harrison (Farmington, MI)
WDE 6-2 215 89 Michigan
10
12
Ben Braden Ben Braden
Rockford (Rockford, MI)
OT 6-7 295 89 Michigan
11
10
Ronald Thompson Ronald Thompson
Southfield (Southfield, MI)
TE 6-4 240 88 Syracuse
12
13
Ruben Lile Ruben Lile
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
S 6-3 200 87 Iowa
13
9
Jamal Lyles Jamal Lyles
Southfield-lathrup (Southfield, MI)
OLB 6-4 230 87 Michigan State
14
15
Kelby Latta Kelby Latta
Harper Creek (Battle Creek, MI)
DT 6-4 300 86 Central Michigan
15
17
Laron Taylor Laron Taylor
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
ILB 6-0 205 85 Iowa
16
21
Drake Johnson Drake Johnson
Pioneer (Ann Arbor, MI)
RB 6-1 205 85 Michigan
17
19
Evan Winston Evan Winston
Muskegon Heights (Muskegon, MI)
SDE 6-4 245 84 Missouri
18
22
Eric Wilson Eric Wilson
Lee M. Thurston (Redford, MI)
S 6-2 205 83 Northwestern
19
25
Kodi Kieler Kodi Kieler
Oscar A. Carlson (Rockwood, MI)
OT 6-6 307 83 Michigan State
20
23
Jordan Fields Jordan Fields
Grand Blanc Community (Grand Blanc, MI)
S 6-1 175 82 Central Michigan
21
20
Kyle Knapp Kyle Knapp
Portage Central (Portage, MI)
OT 6-4 265 82 Syracuse
22
16
Juwan Lewis Juwan Lewis
Muskegon (Muskegon, MI)
RB 6-0 200 82 Eastern Michigan
23
42
Michael Henry Michael Henry
Northwestern Commencement Academy (Flint, MI)
WR 5-10 160 82 Western Michigan
24
29
Robert Riche Robert Riche
Plymouth (Canton, MI)
OT 6-6 270 82 Buffalo
25
27
Brian Blackburn Brian Blackburn
Crockett (Detroit, MI)
PRO 6-5 212 82 Toledo
26
38
Brandon Berry Brandon Berry
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
S 6-0 195 82 Buffalo
27
26
Leviticus Payne Leviticus Payne
Southfield (Southfield, MI)
CB 5-9 176 81 Cincinnati
28
18
Devin Church Devin Church
Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
RB 5-8 175 81 Illinois
29
31
Jordan Woods Jordan Woods
Skyline (Ann Arbor, MI)
WR 6-2 173 81 Purdue
30
24
Lester Liston Lester Liston
Grand Blanc Community (Grand Blanc, MI)
OLB 6-1 211 81 8
31
30
Danny Larkins Danny Larkins
Madison (Madison Heights, MI)
CB 6-0 180 81 Toledo
32
39
Donte Fox Donte Fox
Plymouth (Canton, MI)
ATH 5-10 190 81 5
33
37
Kevin Buford Kevin Buford
Canton (Canton, MI)
RB 5-10 170 80 Iowa
34
32
Prescott Line Prescott Line
Oxford (Oxford, MI)
ILB 6-1 215 80 SMU
35
33
Dan Gibbs Dan Gibbs
Ernest W. Seaholm (Birmingham, MI)
OT 6-7 305 80 12
36
36
Nathan Ricketts Nathan Ricketts
Holland (Holland, MI)
ILB 6-2 215 80 Central Michigan
37
41
James White James White
Crockett (Detroit, MI)
WR 6-1 190 79 Bowling Green
38
28
Stephon Hall Stephon Hall
Voyageur Consortium (Detroit, MI)
SDE 6-3 260 79 3
39
34
Tyler Goble Tyler Goble
Plymouth (Canton, MI)
ILB 6-1 220 79 Navy
40
35
Cooper Rush Cooper Rush
Lansing Catholic (Lansing, MI)
PRO 6-3 220 79 Central Michigan
41
45
C.J. Brathwaite C.J. Brathwaite
West Bloomfield (West Bloomfield, MI)
APB 5-7 175 79 Kent State
42
52
Brandon Watkins Brandon Watkins
Southfield (Southfield, MI)
ATH 5-11 185 79 Notre Dame College
43
43
Matt Doneth Matt Doneth
Catholic Central (Novi, MI)
TE 6-5 230 79 6
44
51
Jabari Dean Jabari Dean
Renaissance (Detroit, MI)
DT 6-2 290 79 Central Michigan
45
53
Tony Annese Tony Annese
Adams (Rochester, MI)
ATH 6-2 200 79 Central Michigan
46
46
Bill Albert Bill Albert
Brighton (Brighton, MI)
TE 6-4 210 79 4
47
47
Chauncey Briggs Chauncey Briggs
West Bloomfield (West Bloomfield, MI)
OT 6-6 330 79 SMU
48
60
Darryl Goldsmith Darryl Goldsmith
Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
DT 6-0 300 78 11
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