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
2
3
Montravius Adams Montravius Adams
Dooly County (Vienna, GA)
DT 6-4 310 99 Auburn
7
6
Kelsey Griffin Kelsey Griffin
Mill Creek (Hoschton, GA)
DT 6-2 290 95 South Carolina
26
34
Austin Roberts Austin Roberts
Northside (Warner Robins, GA)
DT 6-5 275 90 3
28
22
Jay Woods Jay Woods
Jackson (Jackson, GA)
DT 6-3 275 89 Vanderbilt
30
38
De'Andre Johnson De'Andre Johnson
Northgate (Newnan, GA)
DT 6-3 310 89 Georgia
38
42
Dominique Threatt Dominique Threatt
Tri-cities (Atlanta, GA)
DT 6-2 293 88 South Florida
35
41
Maurice Swain Maurice Swain
Troup County (Lagrange, GA)
OT 6-5 290 88 Indiana
51
84
Jimal McBride Jimal McBride
Ware County (Waycross, GA)
DT 6-1 280 86 Middle Tennessee State
59
92
D'Von Isaac D'Von Isaac
Alpharetta (Alpharetta, GA)
DT 6-3 285 85 Western Kentucky
88
54
Jay Ellison Jay Ellison
Harris County (Hamilton, GA)
DT 6-2 285 81 15
90
124
Larry Mathews Larry Mathews
Taylor County (Butler, GA)
DT 6-3 260 81 3
96
86
Marcus Adams Marcus Adams
Tri-cities (Atlanta, GA)
DT 6-0 280 80 7
117
133
Mike Ramsay Mike Ramsay
The Walker School (Marietta, GA)
DT 6-3 285 78 Duke
121
129
Tony Porter Tony Porter
Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA)
DT 6-2 275 78 Ohio
122
131
Jalen Lawrence Jalen Lawrence
Westside (Macon, GA)
DT 6-0 255 78 Georgia State
141
149
Tyler Vaughn Tyler Vaughn
Union Grove (McDonough, GA)
DT 6-0 270 76 1
144
155
Edmend Banks Edmend Banks
Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA)
DT 6-7 295 75 Southern Miss