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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
Carl Lawson Carl Lawson
Milton (Alpharetta, GA)
WDE 6-3 245 98 Auburn
Shaun McGee Shaun McGee
Brookwood (Snellville, GA)
OLB 6-3 230 90 Georgia
Reginald Carter Reginald Carter
South Gwinnett (Snellville, GA)
ILB 6-2 230 89 Georgia
David Johnson David Johnson
Lithonia (Lithonia, GA)
WDE 6-1 253 89 South Carolina
Jonathan Wynn Jonathan Wynn
Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA)
WDE 6-4 217 87 Vanderbilt
Tony Smith Tony Smith
Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA)
WDE 6-1 220 83 None
Willie Williams Willie Williams
Americus Sumter County South (Americus, GA)
WDE 6-2 255 81 South Alabama
Danny Ezechukwu Danny Ezechukwu
Arabia Mountain (Lithonia, GA)
WDE 6-2 236 78 Purdue
Rakim Peters Rakim Peters
Apalachee (Winder, GA)
WDE 6-2 230 78 17
Darren Dowdell Darren Dowdell
Grady (Atlanta, GA)
WDE 6-4 215 77 East Carolina
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson
Apalachee (Winder, GA)
WDE 6-2 205 77 Purdue