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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
Jaylon Smith Jaylon Smith
Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, IN)
OLB 6-3 218 100 Notre Dame
3
2
Matthew Thomas Matthew Thomas
Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)
OLB 6-3.5 210 99 Florida State
1
1
Reuben Foster Reuben Foster
Auburn (Auburn, AL)
ILB 6-1 240 99 Alabama
4
3
Alex Anzalone Alex Anzalone
Wyomissing (Reading, PA)
OLB 6-3 232 98 Florida
4
6
Holland Fisher Holland Fisher
Manchester (Midlothian, VA)
S 6-1.5 207 97 Virginia Tech
5
4
Daniel McMillian Daniel McMillian
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)
OLB 6-2 220 96 Florida
6
7
Larenz Bryant Larenz Bryant
Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte, NC)
OLB 6-1 213 96 South Carolina
2
3
Isaac Savaiinaea Isaac Savaiinaea
Punahou (Honolulu, HI)
ILB 6-3 230 95 UCLA
8
5
Mike Mitchell Mike Mitchell
Prestonwood Christian (Plano, TX)
OLB 6-4 222 94 Ohio State
10
11
Tyrell Robinson Tyrell Robinson
Lincoln (San Diego, CA)
OLB 6-3 200 94 Oregon
11
20
Marcus Newby Marcus Newby
Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, MD)
OLB 6-1 210 94 Nebraska
3
2
Trey Johnson Trey Johnson
Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA)
ILB 6-2 218 94 Ohio State
12
12
Matt Rolin Matt Rolin
Briar Woods (Ashburn, VA)
OLB 6-4 210 94 Florida
4
13
Melvin Jones Melvin Jones
Washington-Marion (Lake Charles, LA)
ILB 6-3 245 93 LSU
5
8
Chans Cox Chans Cox
Blue Ridge (Lakeside, AZ)
ILB 6-2 220 92 Arizona State
18
9
Keanu Neal Keanu Neal
South Sumter (Bushnell, FL)
S 6-1 200 92 Florida
6
4
Michael McCray Michael McCray
Trotwood-Madison (Dayton, OH)
ATH 6-4 230 92 Michigan
7
15
Garrett Sickels Garrett Sickels
Red Bank Reg (Little Silver, NJ)
WDE 6-4 230 92 Penn State
6
11
Ben Gedeon Ben Gedeon
Hudson (Hudson, OH)
ILB 6-3 220 92 Michigan
7
16
James Hearns James Hearns
Lincoln (Tallahassee, FL)
ILB 6-3 235 92 Louisville
13
13
Quinton Powell Quinton Powell
Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL)
OLB 6-2 194 92 USC
8
5
Peter Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi
Butler (Matthews, NC)
ILB 6-4 240 92 Stanford
9
21
Nick Ramirez Nick Ramirez
Lee's Summit West (Lees Summit, MO)
ILB 6-2 225 92 Kansas State
10
6
Tim Kimbrough Tim Kimbrough
Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
ILB 5-11.5 228 91 Georgia
15
22
Freddie Stevenson Freddie Stevenson
Bartow (Bartow, FL)
OLB 6-1 220 91 Florida State
16
31
Dac Shaw Dac Shaw
Mineola (Mineola, TX)
OLB 6-2.5 205 91 TCU
17
17
Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Northeast (Clarksville, TN)
OLB 6-1 200 91 Tennessee
18
8
Michael Hutchings Michael Hutchings
De La Salle (Concord, CA)
OLB 6-2 215 91 USC
19
18
Zach Cunningham Zach Cunningham
Pinson Valley (Pinson, AL)
OLB 6-4 196 91 Vanderbilt
11
18
Kevin Palma Kevin Palma
Mission Oak (Tulare, CA)
ILB 6-2 235 91 Stanford