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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
Clifton Garrett Clifton Garrett
Plainfield South (Plainfield, IL)
OLB 6-2 228 98 LSU
2
7
Clayton Thorson Clayton Thorson
Wheaton North (Wheaton, IL)
PRO 6-4 205 96 Northwestern
3
3
Jamarco Jones Jamarco Jones
De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)
OT 6-5 290 96 Ohio State
4
2
Nyles Morgan Nyles Morgan
Crete-Monee (Crete, IL)
ILB 6-1 225 96 Notre Dame
5
11
Brian Allen Brian Allen
Hinsdale Central (Hinsdale, IL)
OC 6-1 287 94 Michigan State
6
4
Dewayne Hendrix Dewayne Hendrix
O Fallon (O'Fallon, IL)
SDE 6-5 254 94 Tennessee
7
6
Justin Jackson Justin Jackson
Glenbard North (Carol Stream, IL)
APB 5-11 180 94 Northwestern
8
5
Parrker Westphal Parrker Westphal
Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL)
CB 6-0 186 93 Northwestern
9
9
Nic Weishar Nic Weishar
Marist (Chicago, IL)
TE 6-5 233 93 Notre Dame
10
12
Ian Bunting Ian Bunting
Hinsdale Central (Hinsdale, IL)
TE 6-6 210 92 Michigan
11
10
Tanner Farmer Tanner Farmer
Highland Park (Highland Park, IL)
OG 6-3.5 302 92 Nebraska
12
14
Mikale Wilbon Mikale Wilbon
De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)
RB 5-9 195 90 Nebraska
13
17
Nile Sykes Nile Sykes
Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)
OLB 6-2 223 89 Notre Dame
14
20
Chris Slayton Chris Slayton
Crete-Monee (Crete, IL)
WDE 6-5 260 89 Syracuse
15
18
Dylan Thompson Dylan Thompson
Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)
SDE 6-5 270 89 Ohio State
16
8
Daniel Helm Daniel Helm
Glenwood (Chatham, IL)
TE 6-4 225 89 Tennessee
17
16
Enoch Smith Jr. Enoch Smith Jr.
Mount Carmel (Chicago, IL)
DT 6-2 270 89 Michigan State
18
21
Denzel Ward Denzel Ward
Simeon (Chicago, IL)
OT 6-8 307 88 Syracuse
19
27
Eric Shute Eric Shute
Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, IL)
OG 6-5 270 88 N.C. State
20
13
Chris James Chris James
Notre Dame For Boys (Niles, IL)
RB 5-10 211 87 Pittsburgh
21
15
Kyron Watson Kyron Watson
East St Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
OLB 6-1 225 87 Kansas
22
22
Tommy Mister Tommy Mister
St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
ATH 6-2 205 87 Indiana
23
24
Blake Hance Blake Hance
Jacksonville (Jacksonville, IL)
TE 6-6 265 87 Northwestern
24
19
Trent Sherfield Trent Sherfield
Danville (Danville, IL)
S 6-2 185 87 Vanderbilt
25
47
Anthony Monken Anthony Monken
Libertyville (Libertyville, IL)
PRO 6-5 205 86 Louisiana-Monroe
26
28
Brendan Brosnan Brendan Brosnan
Maine South (Park Ridge, IL)
OT 6-6 275 86 Penn State
27
29
Matt Morrissey Matt Morrissey
Adlai Stevenson (Lincolnshire, IL)
S 6-3 180 85 Michigan State
28
23
Greg Taylor Greg Taylor
East St Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
S 5-11 180 85 Missouri
29
25
Nick Allegretti Nick Allegretti
Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, IL)
OC 6-4 280 85 Illinois
30
26
Matt Domer Matt Domer
Mount Carmel (Chicago, IL)
RB 6-0 180 84 Illinois
31
30
Chase Gianacakos Chase Gianacakos
St Charles North (Saint Charles, IL)
OT 6-6 280 84 Michigan State
32
31
Mike Dudek Mike Dudek
Neuqua Valley (Naperville, IL)
WR 5-11 175 84 Illinois
33
32
Craig James Craig James
Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
CB 5-10 180 84 Minnesota
34
48
James Butler James Butler
St. Francis (Wheaton, IL)
RB 5-9 204 84 Nevada
35
36
Shane Evans Shane Evans
Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake, IL)
OG 6-5 290 83 Northern Illinois
36
35
Vontae Diggs Vontae Diggs
Comm Dist 99 - North (Downers Grove, IL)
OLB 6-4 200 83 Connecticut
37
33
Jauan Wesley Jauan Wesley
Thornton Township (Harvey, IL)
WR 5-11 160 83 Iowa State
38
45
Aaron Roberts Aaron Roberts
De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)
OG 6-6 295 83 Syracuse
39
39
Simmie Cobbs Simmie Cobbs
River Forest (Oak Park, IL)
WR 6-4 205 83 Indiana
40
42
Will Colmery Will Colmery
Nazareth Academy (La Grange Park, IL)
SDE 6-5 235 83 Purdue
41
37
Tori Millender Tori Millender
Belleville West (Belleville, IL)
ILB 6-1 225 82 Southern Illinois
42
41
Jake Kolbe Jake Kolbe
Naperville Central (Naperville, IL)
PRO 6-2 170 82 Illinois State
43
40
Lamar Dawson Lamar Dawson
St Rita Of Cascia (Chicago, IL)
CB 6-0 190 81 Syracuse
44
38
Treevon Prater Treevon Prater
East St Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
WR 6-2 180 81 Syracuse
45
44
Colton Moskal Colton Moskal
Lake Zurich (Lake Zurich, IL)
ILB 6-1 215 80 Syracuse
46
46
Steven Richardson Steven Richardson
Mount Carmel (Chicago, IL)
DT 6-0 285 80 Minnesota
47
34
Micquell Cotton Micquell Cotton
O Fallon (O'Fallon, IL)
S 5-9 175 80 Iowa Wesleyan
48
62
Denzel Tolliver Denzel Tolliver
Proviso West (Hillside, IL)
TE 6-4 211 79 Northern Illinois
49
54
Jamal Baggett Jamal Baggett
River Forest (Oak Park, IL)
CB 5-9.5 187 79 Akron
50
53
Zach Novoselsky Zach Novoselsky
Adlai Stevenson (Lincolnshire, IL)
OT 6-5 265 79 Western Michigan
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