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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
O.J. Howard O.J. Howard
Autauga Academy (Prattville, AL)
TE 6-5.5 221 98 Alabama
2
2
Adam Breneman Adam Breneman
Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA)
TE 6-5 227 96 Penn State
3
4
Marcus Baugh Marcus Baugh
John W. North (Riverside, CA)
TE 6-4 225 95 Ohio State
4
3
Hunter Henry Hunter Henry
Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR)
TE 6-6 235 94 Arkansas
5
5
DeSean Smith DeSean Smith
Barbe (Lake Charles, LA)
TE 6-4.25 224 94 LSU
6
7
Durham Smythe Durham Smythe
Belton (Belton, TX)
TE 6-5 233 92 Notre Dame
7
8
Mike Heuerman Mike Heuerman
Barron Collier (Naples, FL)
TE 6-4 220 91 Notre Dame
8
22
Eric Cotton Eric Cotton
Nampa Senior (Nampa, ID)
TE 6-6 230 91 Stanford
9
9
Josh McNeil Josh McNeil
Milford Academy (HS) (New Berlin, NY)
TE 6-6 250 90 28
24
11
Danny Mattingly Danny Mattingly
Mead (Spokane, WA)
OLB 6-4 215 90 Oregon
10
6
Standish Dobard Standish Dobard
Edna Karr (New Orleans, LA)
TE 6-4 241 89 Miami
11
30
Cethan Carter Cethan Carter
Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, LA)
TE 6-4 240 89 Nebraska
12
12
Travis Johnson Travis Johnson
Jesuit (Tampa, FL)
TE 6-4 225 89 Cincinnati
13
21
Jordan Davis Jordan Davis
Thomson (Thomson, GA)
TE 6-4 230 89 Georgia
15
23
Andrew Isaacs Andrew Isaacs
Manchester (Manchester, CT)
TE 6-3 240 89 Maryland
16
19
Arshad Jackson Arshad Jackson
Lovejoy (Hampton, GA)
TE 6-6 240 89 Ole Miss
36
25
Nick Internicola Nick Internicola
University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
OLB 6-4 220 89 Rutgers
17
14
Mitch Parsons Mitch Parsons
Chaparral (Parker, CO)
TE 6-4 235 89 Vanderbilt
18
17
Jon Wisnieski Jon Wisnieski
Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines, IA)
TE 6-5 215 89 Iowa
19
10
Thomas Duarte Thomas Duarte
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)
TE 6-4 225 88 UCLA
20
18
Jordan Leggett Jordan Leggett
Navarre (Navarre, FL)
TE 6-5 205 88 Clemson
21
24
Jeremiah Gaines Jeremiah Gaines
Red Oak (Red Oak, TX)
TE 6-2 230 88 SMU
22
28
Siale Fakailoatonga Siale Fakailoatonga
Cottonwood (Salt Lake City, UT)
TE 6-4 210 88 6
30
13
Jacob Matuska Jacob Matuska
Bishop Hartley (Columbus, OH)
SDE 6-5 240 88 Notre Dame
23
16
Greg Taboada Greg Taboada
Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
TE 6-5 235 87 Stanford
24
49
Harrison Handley Harrison Handley
Alta (Sandy, UT)
TE 6-6 205 87 Utah
26
15
Christian Morgan Christian Morgan
Prestonwood Christian (Plano, TX)
TE 6-5 250 87 Ole Miss
27
20
Brian Bridgewater Brian Bridgewater
Scotlandville Magnet (Baton Rouge, LA)
TE 6-5 215 86 7
28
47
Kyle Chung Kyle Chung
Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
TE 6-4 260 86 Virginia Tech
29
26
Charlie Reid Charlie Reid
All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, TX)
TE 6-3 225 86 TCU
30
55
Taylor Marini Taylor Marini
Lake Mary (Lake Mary, FL)
TE 6-2.75 222 86 Rutgers
31
29
Khalid Hill Khalid Hill
Crockett (Detroit, MI)
TE 6-2 235 86 Michigan
32
27
Scott Orndoff Scott Orndoff
Seton-La Salle (Pittsburgh, PA)
TE 6-5 240 86 Pittsburgh
43
31
Kevin Robbins Kevin Robbins
Bishop McNamara (District Heights, MD)
SDE 6-4 235 86 Georgia Tech
33
32
Johnny Mundt Johnny Mundt
Central Catholic (Modesto, CA)
TE 6-5 235 86 Oregon
34
33
Greg Hart Greg Hart
Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)
TE 6-5 225 85 Nebraska
35
73
Jesse Brubaker Jesse Brubaker
Wylie East (Wylie, TX)
TE 6-3.5 238 85 Tulsa
36
42
Grant Martinez Grant Martinez
Notre Dame Preparatory (Scottsdale, AZ)
TE 6-5 210 85 Arizona State
37
39
Keith Towbridge Keith Towbridge
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
TE 6-5 245 85 Louisville
38
41
Danny Friend Danny Friend
Morris Community (Morris, IL)
TE 6-5 240 85 Indiana
39
36
Nathan Marcus Nathan Marcus
Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, IL)
TE 6-5 220 85 Vanderbilt
40
37
Lucas Wilson Lucas Wilson
Mount Tabor (Winston Salem, NC)
TE 6-4.5 226 85 14
41
60
Evan Jansen Evan Jansen
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
TE 6-5 250 85 Indiana
42
34
A.J. Branisel A.J. Branisel
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School (Chardon, OH)
TE 6-4 225 85 Tennessee
44
57
Jayme Taylor Jayme Taylor
The Woodlands (Spring, TX)
TE 6-3 225 84 Northwestern
45
48
Corey Manges Corey Manges
Rowlett (Rowlett, TX)
TE 6-3 215 84 5
46
43
Jason Reese Jason Reese
Trinity (Euless, TX)
TE 6-4 227 84 Missouri
47
66
Chris Burton Chris Burton
George Washington (Danville, VA)
TE 6-3 245 84 Cincinnati
48
40
Nate Wozniak Nate Wozniak
Center Grove (Greenwood, IN)
TE 6-10 255 84 Minnesota
49
46
Bryson Burtnett Bryson Burtnett
Springtown (Springtown, TX)
TE 6-4 225 83 TCU
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