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
Jalin Marshall Jalin Marshall
Middletown (Middletown, OH)
WR 6-0 190 95 Ohio State
Mitch Trubisky Mitch Trubisky
Mentor (Mentor, OH)
DUAL 6-3 195 95 North Carolina
Malik Zaire Malik Zaire
Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)
DUAL 6-1 185 90 Notre Dame
TraVon Chapman TraVon Chapman
Theodore Roosevelt (Kent, OH)
DUAL 6-1 195 89 Pittsburgh
Darron Lee Darron Lee
New Albany (New Albany, OH)
ATH 6-3 205 89 Ohio State
Brogan Roback Brogan Roback
St. John's Jesuit (Toledo, OH)
PRO 6-4 185 84 Eastern Michigan
James Walsh James Walsh
Dublin Coffman (Dublin, OH)
PRO 6-2 186 82 Boston College
Kyle Kempt Kyle Kempt
Washington (Massillon, OH)
PRO 6-4.5 199 80 Oregon State
Austin Valdez Austin Valdez
Sylvania Southview (Sylvania, OH)
DUAL 6-1 206 78 Bowling Green
Tommy Tupa Tommy Tupa
Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Broadview Heights, OH)
PRO 6-3 185 77 Miami (OH)
Ricky Davis Ricky Davis
Bishop Fenwick (Franklin, OH)
PRO 6-3 190 76 Youngstown State
Nathan Strock Nathan Strock
Tri-valley (Dresden, OH)
PRO 6-3 190 75 Kent State