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
5
7
Josh Boutte Josh Boutte
Westgate (New Iberia, LA)
OG 6-4 305 94 LSU
30
51
Kenneth Santa Marina Kenneth Santa Marina
McDonogh 35 (New Orleans, LA)
OG 6-5 305 88 Tulane
9
9
Karl Malone, Jr. Karl Malone, Jr.
Cedar Creek (Ruston, LA)
OC 6-3 285 88 LSU
10
11
Ryan Hoefeld Ryan Hoefeld
Brother Martin (New Orleans, LA)
OC 6-3 278 87 Florida State
87
77
Josh Thomas Josh Thomas
Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)
OT 6-6 295 83 Houston
73
46
Chris Taylor Chris Taylor
Zachary (Zachary, LA)
OG 6-3 305 82 Tulane
128
179
Anthony Taylor Anthony Taylor
John Curtis (New Orleans, LA)
OT 6-7 330 79 4
106
103
Cameron Tom Cameron Tom
Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA)
OG 6-4 265 79 Southern Miss
108
98
Jason Stewart Jason Stewart
Warren Easton (New Orleans, LA)
OG 6-4 335 78 Tulane
122
134
Thomas Carter Thomas Carter
Parkview Baptist School (Baton Rouge, LA)
OG 6-2 275 77 3
123
132
Damien Daniels Damien Daniels
St. Augustine (New Orleans, LA)
OG 6-4 295 77 4
124
99
Noland Sharpe Noland Sharpe
Destrehan (Destrehan, LA)
OG 6-2 260 77 2
125
133
Logan Murray Logan Murray
West Monroe (West Monroe, LA)
OG 6-2 260 77 2
149
184
D'Aquin  Winthrow D'Aquin Winthrow
West Jefferson (Harvey, LA)
OT 6-4 270 77 Louisiana-Lafayette
137
109
Brandon Godfrey Brandon Godfrey
John Curtis (New Orleans, LA)
OG 6-4 265 76 Tulane
150
155
Christian Voelkel Christian Voelkel
St. Paul's (Covington, LA)
OG 6-3 265 75 7
176
194
Patrick Kliebert Patrick Kliebert
Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, LA)
OT 6-7 260 75 1