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
Reuben Foster Reuben Foster
Auburn (Auburn, AL)
ILB 6-1 240 99 Alabama
4
8
Darius Paige Darius Paige
Foley (Foley, AL)
DT 6-4 295 95 Alabama
7
3
Dee Liner Dee Liner
Muscle Shoals (Muscle Shoals, AL)
DT 6-2.5 277 94 Alabama
9
17
Jonathan Cook Jonathan Cook
Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL)
CB 6-0 183 94 Alabama
10
10
Zach Cunningham Zach Cunningham
Pinson Valley (Pinson, AL)
OLB 6-4 196 91 Vanderbilt
14
15
Cameron Toney Cameron Toney
Huntsville (Huntsville, AL)
ILB 6-2 230 90 Auburn
20
18
Kamryn Melton Kamryn Melton
Dothan (Dothan, AL)
CB 5-11 174 87 Auburn
21
28
Jonathan Walton Jonathan Walton
Bayside Academy (Daphne, AL)
ILB 6-1 227 87 South Carolina
22
45
Parker Cothren Parker Cothren
Hazel Green (Hazel Green, AL)
OT 6-5 265 86 Penn State
28
42
Chequan Burkett Chequan Burkett
Carver (Montgomery, AL)
S 6-2 220 85 UCF
32
24
Rashawn Smith Rashawn Smith
Florence (Florence, AL)
OLB 6-3 200 84 Ole Miss
33
29
Finesse Middleton Finesse Middleton
Gadsden City (Gadsden, AL)
SDE 6-0 255 84 Louisville
34
58
Fredrick Rich Fredrick Rich
Tanner Sch (Tanner, AL)
ILB 6-3 195 84 UAB
35
56
Montavious Smoke Montavious Smoke
Stanhope Elmore (Millbrook, AL)
CB 6-1 182 84 Troy
36
57
Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson
Maplesville Sch (Maplesville, AL)
OLB 6-3 200 84 11
37
75
Luke Davis Luke Davis
Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, AL)
OLB 6-2 208 83 5
44
25
Rod Crayton Rod Crayton
Dadeville (Dadeville, AL)
DT 6-1 310 82 Southern Miss
45
40
Taylor Reynolds Taylor Reynolds
McAdory (McCalla, AL)
SDE 6-4 260 82 Chattanooga
46
65
Jerry Harris Jerry Harris
Hueytown (Hueytown, AL)
DT 6-4 280 82 Southern Miss
47
55
Arie Anderson Arie Anderson
Stanhope Elmore (Millbrook, AL)
DT 6-3 285 82 Troy
48
47
Trey Jenkins Trey Jenkins
Daphne (Daphne, AL)
S 6-0 185 82 3
50
64
James Major James Major
Piedmont (Piedmont, AL)
ILB 6-1 220 82 Samford
51
35
Trent Simpson Trent Simpson
Oxford (Oxford, AL)
WDE 6-4 255 82 Mississippi State
52
26
Ulric Jones Ulric Jones
Oxford (Oxford, AL)
SDE 6-6.5 250 81 14
53
60
Devon Earl Devon Earl
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
CB 5-9 180 81 South Alabama
54
50
Xavier Woodson Xavier Woodson
Eufaula (Eufaula, AL)
OLB 6-2 210 81 Arkansas State
55
49
Brandon Fuller Brandon Fuller
Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, AL)
OLB 6-1 220 81 UAB
58
46
Gerald  Sterling Gerald Sterling
Aliceville (Aliceville, AL)
SDE 6-4 265 80 Washington State
60
54
Jalen Square Jalen Square
McGill Toolen (Mobile, AL)
CB 5-10 180 80 Southern Miss
61
59
Roman Buchanan Roman Buchanan
Daleville Sch (Daleville, AL)
S 6-2 200 80 South Alabama
63
63
Nelson  Easterling Nelson Easterling
Faith Academy (Mobile, AL)
ILB 6-3 245 80 1
64
77
Ryheem Dixon Ryheem Dixon
Flomaton Sch (Flomaton, AL)
S 5-11.5 195 80 UAB
67
68
T.J. McCollum T.J. McCollum
Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, AL)
S 6-2 190 79 UAB
68
93
Sam Pettway Sam Pettway
UMS-Wright Preparatory School (Mobile, AL)
S 6-1 175 79 5
69
53
Shaun Rupert Shaun Rupert
Carver (Montgomery, AL)
S 6-0 171 79 Missouri
71
82
Rodney Edwards Rodney Edwards
Gadsden City (Gadsden, AL)
DT 6-3 305 79 3
73
61
Jalan Coleman Jalan Coleman
Daphne (Daphne, AL)
OLB 6-2 215 79 UAB
77
76
Jacob Chaffin Jacob Chaffin
Spain Park (Birmingham, AL)
DT 6-3 260 78 South Alabama
79
92
Chisom Murauko Chisom Murauko
Pelham (Pelham, AL)
OLB 6-2 200 78 None
83
71
Greg Maclin Greg Maclin
Tanner Sch (Tanner, AL)
S 6-2 175 78 UAB
84
70
Jamaris Hart Jamaris Hart
Florence (Florence, AL)
CB 5-9 170 78 Arkansas State
85
85
Blake Worthy Blake Worthy
Gadsden City (Gadsden, AL)
OLB 6-1 204 78 7
87
69
Jamal Lucas Jamal Lucas
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
ILB 6-0 210 77 Southern Miss
92
79
Je'Niah Jackson Je'Niah Jackson
Spain Park (Birmingham, AL)
OLB 6-0 210 77 UAB
94
97
Marcus Ward Marcus Ward
Vestavia Hills Sch (Birmingham, AL)
OLB 6-3 200 77 Western Kentucky
97
100
Julian Thomas-Jackson Julian Thomas-Jackson
Dothan (Dothan, AL)
OLB 6-3 212 77 Wake Forest
100
106
Austin Blevins Austin Blevins
North Jackson (Stevenson, AL)
S 5-11 190 76 1
103
86
Jared Holloway Jared Holloway
St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, AL)
DT 6-1 270 76 5
104
95
Bryan Slater Bryan Slater
St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, AL)
SDE 6-2 255 75 Troy
114
113
Irving Adams Irving Adams
Florence (Florence, AL)
S 5-11 190 73 Arkansas State
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