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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
1
1
Christian Hackenberg Christian Hackenberg
Fork Union Military (HS) (Fork Union, VA)
PRO 6-4 210 100 Penn State
2
2
Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen
Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
OLB 6-3 260 99 Alabama
3
4
Holland Fisher Holland Fisher
Manchester (Midlothian, VA)
S 6-1.5 207 97 Virginia Tech
4
5
Taquan Mizzell Taquan Mizzell
Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA)
APB 5-10 180 95 Virginia
5
3
Derrick Green Derrick Green
Hermitage (Richmond, VA)
RB 6-0 220 95 Michigan
6
7
Wyatt Teller Wyatt Teller
Liberty (Bealeton, VA)
SDE 6-5 270 94 Virginia Tech
7
13
Bucky Hodges Bucky Hodges
Salem (Virginia Beach, VA)
DUAL 6-6 225 94 Virginia Tech
8
10
Tim Harris Tim Harris
Varina (Richmond, VA)
S 6-2 173 94 Virginia
9
8
Ryan Burns Ryan Burns
Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
PRO 6-5 225 94 Stanford
10
6
Matt Rolin Matt Rolin
Briar Woods (Ashburn, VA)
OLB 6-4 210 94 Florida
11
18
D.J. Reid D.J. Reid
Thomas Dale (Chester, VA)
ATH 6-1 195 91 Virginia Tech
12
9
E.J. Levenberry E.J. Levenberry
C. D. Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)
ILB 6-3 227 90 Florida State
13
15
Malcolm Cook Malcolm Cook
Fork Union Military (HS) (Fork Union, VA)
S 6-1 194 90 Virginia
14
24
Charles Clark Charles Clark
King's Fork (Suffolk, VA)
CB 5-11.5 183 90 Virginia Tech
15
12
Doug Randolph Doug Randolph
Woodberry Forest (Woodberry Forest, VA)
OLB 6-3 236 90 Notre Dame
16
23
Donte Wilkins Donte Wilkins
Potomac (Dumfries, VA)
DT 6-2 305 90 Virginia
17
17
Braxton Pfaff Braxton Pfaff
Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
OG 6-6 285 89 Virginia Tech
18
14
DaeSean Hamilton DaeSean Hamilton
Mountain View (Stafford, VA)
WR 6-1 185 89 Penn State
19
11
Michael Parker Michael Parker
Kettle Run (Nokesville, VA)
ATH 6-4 195 88 13
20
19
Cequan Jefferson Cequan Jefferson
Henrico (Richmond, VA)
ATH 5-11 167 87 Virginia Tech
21
20
David Prince David Prince
Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA)
ATH 6-0 175 87 Virginia Tech
22
16
Corwin Cutler Corwin Cutler
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
PRO 6-4 180 87 Virginia
23
27
Ryheem Lockley Ryheem Lockley
Middlesex (Saluda, VA)
ATH 6-4 210 87 Miami
24
32
Kwamane Bowens Kwamane Bowens
Salem (Salem, VA)
WR 6-1 170 87 Hawaii
25
28
Deon Newsome Deon Newsome
Hampton (Hampton, VA)
CB 6-0 175 87 Virginia Tech
26
34
Zack Jones Zack Jones
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
WR 5-11 178 87 Virginia
27
29
Parker Osterloh Parker Osterloh
Warhill (Williamsburg, VA)
OT 6-8 299 87 Virginia Tech
28
21
Oren Burks Oren Burks
South County (Lorton, VA)
OLB 6-4 195 87 Vanderbilt
29
30
Demetri McGill Demetri McGill
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
DT 6-2 295 86 East Carolina
30
22
Jaylen Avent Jaylen Avent
Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
S 5-8 185 86 5
31
33
Anthony Shegog Anthony Shegog
North Stafford (Stafford, VA)
S 6-2 196 85 Virginia Tech
32
25
Evrett Edwards Evrett Edwards
Woodbridge (Woodbridge, VA)
CB 6-0 170 85 Duke
33
38
Josh Marriner Josh Marriner
Western Branch (Chesapeake, VA)
CB 5-9 188 85 Connecticut
34
31
Brandon Ravenel Brandon Ravenel
North Stafford (Stafford, VA)
ATH 6-0 170 84 James Madison
35
39
Chris Burton Chris Burton
George Washington (Danville, VA)
TE 6-3 245 84 Cincinnati
36
26
Andrew Motuapuaka Andrew Motuapuaka
Salem (Virginia Beach, VA)
OLB 5-11 195 83 Virginia Tech
37
44
Chasz Wright Chasz Wright
C. D. Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)
OT 6-6 271 82 Connecticut
38
35
Eric Tetlow Eric Tetlow
Godwin (Richmond, VA)
OT 6-6 290 82 Virginia
39
41
Tanner Hartman Tanner Hartman
Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
SDE 6-4 255 80 Penn State
40
48
Damian Nicholson Damian Nicholson
Osbourn Park (Manassas, VA)
ATH 5-11 175 80 8
41
49
David Smith David Smith
Warwick (Newport News, VA)
OLB 6-2 195 80 5
42
56
Sharif Finch Sharif Finch
Henrico (Richmond, VA)
ILB 6-4 215 80 Temple
43
52
Dorian Jenkins Dorian Jenkins
Broad Run (Ashburn, VA)
WR 5-11 170 79 None
44
37
Chris Holmes Chris Holmes
Chancellor (Fredericksburg, VA)
ATH 6-2 187 79 Duke
45
46
Mark Wilson Mark Wilson
Phoebus (Hampton, VA)
WDE 6-4 215 79 Cincinnati
46
59
Kanyia Anderson Kanyia Anderson
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
ATH 6-2 201 79 Old Dominion
47
50
Simeyon Robinson Simeyon Robinson
First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA)
DT 6-2 257 79 None
48
51
Travis Phillips Travis Phillips
Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA)
ATH 5-11 175 79 East Carolina
49
53
Tony Pittman Tony Pittman
Phoebus (Hampton, VA)
RB 5-11 200 79 Marshall
50
57
Andre Dessenberg Andre Dessenberg
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
ATH 6-2 180 78 Towson
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