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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
2
Dante Booker Dante Booker
St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)
OLB 6-3 212 99 Ohio State
2
1
Marshon Lattimore Marshon Lattimore
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
CB 6-0 175 97 Ohio State
3
3
Erick Smith Erick Smith
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
S 6-1 185 97 Ohio State
4
7
Sam Hubbard Sam Hubbard
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
ATH 6-6 225 95 Ohio State
5
4
Parris Campbell Parris Campbell
St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)
WR 6-0 184 95 Ohio State
6
5
Kyle Berger Kyle Berger
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
OLB 6-3 215 95 Ohio State
7
8
Derek Kief Derek Kief
LaSalle (Cincinnati, OH)
WR 6-5 197 94 Alabama
8
9
DeShone Kizer DeShone Kizer
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
PRO 6-5 207 94 Notre Dame
9
6
Michael Ferns Michael Ferns
St. Clairsville (Saint Clairsville, OH)
ILB 6-3 238 93 Michigan
10
20
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
Shaker Heights (Cleveland, OH)
WDE 6-3 230 93 Tennessee
11
22
Marcelys Jones Marcelys Jones
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
OG 6-5 325 93 Ohio State
12
11
Kyle Trout Kyle Trout
Lancaster (Lancaster, OH)
OT 6-6 300 92 Ohio State
13
10
Darius West Darius West
Lima Central Catholic (Lima, OH)
S 6-0 195 90 Kentucky
14
12
Dareian Watkins Dareian Watkins
Galion (Galion, OH)
ATH 6-2 192 90 Wisconsin
15
19
Chris Durkin Chris Durkin
Ursuline (Youngstown, OH)
PRO 6-4 216 90 Virginia Tech
16
36
Chris Frey Chris Frey
Upper Arlington (Columbus, OH)
OLB 6-3 215 90 Michigan State
17
26
Davonte James Davonte James
Springfield (Springfield, OH)
ILB 6-3 220 90 West Virginia
18
27
Noah Furbush Noah Furbush
Kenton (Kenton, OH)
OLB 6-4 240 89 Michigan
19
32
Brady Taylor Brady Taylor
Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH)
OT 6-5 276 88 Ohio State
20
25
Nick Richardson Nick Richardson
Westerville Central (Westerville, OH)
OT 6-5 285 88 Kentucky
21
13
Jimmy Byrne Jimmy Byrne
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
OG 6-4 290 88 Notre Dame
22
16
Ethan Wolf Ethan Wolf
Minster (Minster, OH)
TE 6-5.5 247 88 Tennessee
23
28
Nathaniel Devers Nathaniel Devers
Washington (Massillon, OH)
OG 6-5 275 88 Marshall
24
31
LJ Scott LJ Scott
Harding (Marion, OH)
FB 5-10 210 88 Louisville
25
17
Mike Edwards Mike Edwards
Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
S 5-11 180 88 Kentucky
26
46
Adam Bertke Adam Bertke
Marion Local (Maria Stein, OH)
PRO 6-6 210 88 Pittsburgh
27
39
Chayce Crouch Chayce Crouch
Newark Catholic (Newark, OH)
PRO 6-4 215 88 Illinois
28
29
Josh Krok Josh Krok
McKinley (Niles, OH)
OT 6-8 300 88 Kentucky
29
14
Daniel Cage Daniel Cage
Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
DT 6-3 295 87 Notre Dame
30
45
Dorian Hendrix Dorian Hendrix
Wayne (Dayton, OH)
ILB 6-0 230 87 Kentucky
31
33
Colt Pettit Colt Pettit
Patrick Henry (Hamler, OH)
OG 6-4 260 87 Virginia Tech
32
15
Thaddeus Snodgrass Thaddeus Snodgrass
Springfield (Springfield, OH)
WR 6-1 170 87 Kentucky
33
21
Mikel Horton Mikel Horton
Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
RB 6-1 225 87 Kentucky
34
42
Verondtae Wilkinson Verondtae Wilkinson
Trotwood-Madison (Dayton, OH)
OLB 6-2 220 87 7
35
30
Nilijah Ballew Nilijah Ballew
Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
S 6-1 180 87 Bowling Green
36
52
Jon Bezney Jon Bezney
Mariemont (Cincinnati, OH)
OT 6-5 275 87 Yale
37
37
Terry Ramsey Terry Ramsey
Northmont (Clayton, OH)
SDE 6-5 225 87 Louisville
38
40
Alonzo Saxton Alonzo Saxton
Bishop Hartley (Columbus, OH)
CB 5-11 175 86 Duke
39
24
Tegray Scales Tegray Scales
Colerain (Cincinnati, OH)
OLB 6-2 215 86 Indiana
40
66
Jared McCray Jared McCray
Minford (Minford, OH)
OT 6-4 303 86 Ohio
41
38
Travon Hudson Travon Hudson
Colerain (Cincinnati, OH)
WR 6-4 204 86 5
42
34
Darryl Long Darryl Long
Westerville South (Westerville, OH)
TE 6-4 225 86 Kentucky
43
35
Jarrett LaRubbio Jarrett LaRubbio
Lakota East (Middletown, OH)
OG 6-5 260 86 Kentucky
44
18
Vayante Copeland Vayante Copeland
Thurgood Marshall (Dayton, OH)
RB 6-1 185 86 Michigan State
45
43
Ben Oxley Ben Oxley
Avon Lake (Avon Lake, OH)
OT 6-6 245 86 Northwestern
46
49
Zach Harmon Zach Harmon
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
OG 6-4 280 86 Duke
47
23
Alex Dalton Alex Dalton
Troy (Troy, OH)
OT 6-4 280 86 Oklahoma
48
53
Michael Barwick Michael Barwick
Summit Country Day School (Cincinnati, OH)
DT 6-1 297 86 Indiana
49
68
Martesse Patterson Martesse Patterson
Marion-Franklin (Columbus, OH)
OT 6-5 290 86 Purdue
50
54
Devine Redding Devine Redding
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
RB 5-10 210 86 Indiana
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