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
Dravon Henry Dravon Henry
Aliquippa Shs (Aliquippa, PA)
ATH 5-11 185 94 West Virginia
2
2
Alex Bookser Alex Bookser
Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh, PA)
OT 6-6 295 93 Pittsburgh
3
5
Shai McKenzie Shai McKenzie
Washington Hs (Washington, PA)
RB 5-11 210 92 Virginia Tech
4
3
Montae Nicholson Montae Nicholson
Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
S 6-3 200 92 Michigan State
5
6
K.J. Williams K.J. Williams
Liberty (Bethlehem, PA)
ATH 6-2 190 91 Syracuse
6
4
JJ Cosentino JJ Cosentino
Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, PA)
PRO 6-4 223 90 Florida State
7
7
Chase Winovich Chase Winovich
Thomas Jefferson (Clairton, PA)
OLB 6-3 225 90 Michigan
8
8
Malik Hooker Malik Hooker
New Castle (New Castle, PA)
ATH 6-2 185 90 Ohio State
9
24
Andrew Ford Andrew Ford
Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA)
PRO 6-3 198 90 Virginia Tech
10
25
Elijah Zeise Elijah Zeise
North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
ATH 6-2 185 89 Pittsburgh
11
16
Dontae Angus Dontae Angus
King Martin Luther Hs (Philadelphia, PA)
OT 6-6 300 89 West Virginia
12
14
Thaddius Smith Thaddius Smith
Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, PA)
ATH 5-9 170 89 Boston College
13
13
Noah Beh Noah Beh
Scranton Prep (Scranton, PA)
OT 6-6 260 89 Penn State
14
11
Michael Grimm Michael Grimm
Bethel Park (Bethel Park, PA)
OT 6-7 315 88 Pittsburgh
15
15
Anthony Davis Anthony Davis
Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
CB 5-11 180 88 Temple
16
12
Robert Martin Robert Martin
Harrisburg Hs (Harrisburg, PA)
RB 6-0 190 88 Rutgers
17
28
Delvon Randall Delvon Randall
Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
S 6-0 185 88 Temple
18
9
Troy Apke Troy Apke
Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh, PA)
WR 6-1 187 88 Penn State
19
17
Daquan Worley Daquan Worley
Coatesville Area (Coatesville, PA)
CB 5-11 170 88 Penn State
20
38
Patrick Amara Patrick Amara
West Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
S 6-2 185 88 Pittsburgh
21
23
JaQuan Davidson JaQuan Davidson
Elizabeth Forward (Elizabeth, PA)
DUAL 6-4 170 87 Pittsburgh
22
50
Dennis Briggs Dennis Briggs
Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)
RB 5-9 195 87 Pittsburgh
23
18
Aaron Ruff Aaron Ruff
Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
OT 6-5 280 87 Temple
24
21
Deandre Scott Deandre Scott
Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
S 5-8 180 87 Arizona State
25
20
J.T. Blyden J.T. Blyden
Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, PA)
RB 5-11.5 195 87 Massachusetts
26
26
Eric Gallo Eric Gallo
Council Rock South (Southampton, PA)
OC 6-3 280 86 Virginia Tech
27
10
Ricky Rogers Ricky Rogers
Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
WR 6-3 192 86 West Virginia
28
22
Jamal Custis Jamal Custis
Neumann Goretti (Philadelphia, PA)
WR 6-5 200 86 Syracuse
29
29
Trey Klock Trey Klock
Lower Dauphin Hs (Hummelstown, PA)
TE 6-4 260 85 Georgia Tech
30
32
Justice Rawlins Justice Rawlins
Monessen Shs (Monessen, PA)
OLB 6-0 223 85 9
31
46
Zee Roberson Zee Roberson
South (East Stroudsburg, PA)
WR 6-1 169 85 6
32
27
Evan Butts Evan Butts
Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, PA)
TE 6-4 220 85 Virginia
33
44
Darrious Carter Darrious Carter
Indiana Area Shs (Indiana, PA)
ATH 6-5 200 85 Virginia
34
36
Tre Tarpley Tre Tarpley
Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, PA)
S 6-1 190 85 Vanderbilt
35
31
Justin Watson Justin Watson
South Fayette Twp Hs (Mcdonald, PA)
WR 6-3 190 84 Pennsylvania
36
19
Zaire Franklin Zaire Franklin
La Salle College (Glenside, PA)
OLB 6-1 215 84 Syracuse
37
30
Tyree Spearman Tyree Spearman
McDowell (Erie, PA)
CB 5-9 175 84 6
38
35
Jaleel Fields Jaleel Fields
Aliquippa Shs (Aliquippa, PA)
SDE 6-3 290 84 West Virginia
39
39
Lenny Williams Lenny Williams
Sto-Rox (Mckees Rocks, PA)
ATH 5-10 195 84 Temple
40
34
Chandler Kincade Chandler Kincade
Blackhawk Hs (Beaver Falls, PA)
PRO 6-4 210 83 Akron
41
49
Chase Edmonds Chase Edmonds
Central Dauphin East Shs (Harrisburg, PA)
RB 5-10 190 81 Fordham
42
55
Nate Stone Nate Stone
Greensburg Central Catholic (Greensburg, PA)
ILB 6-0 220 80 Duquesne
43
57
Shannon Jackson Shannon Jackson
Fairview Hs (Fairview, PA)
RB 6-1 215 80 1
44
56
Jermaine  Norris Jermaine Norris
Mastery Charter (Philadelphia, PA)
CB 5-11 170 80 None
45
33
Tyler Burke Tyler Burke
Coatesville Area (Coatesville, PA)
WDE 6-4 225 80 Maryland
46
51
Alec Bloom Alec Bloom
Ligonier Valley Hs (Ligonier, PA)
TE 6-7 242 80 Connecticut
47
53
Quintin Wirginis Quintin Wirginis
Fox Chapel Area (Pittsburgh, PA)
OLB 6-2 225 79 Pittsburgh
48
47
Christian Lezzer Christian Lezzer
Clearfield (Clearfield, PA)
ILB 6-0 215 79 Boston College
49
54
Brenon Thrift Brenon Thrift
Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
ILB 6-3 230 79 Temple
50
48
James McHale James McHale
Dunmore (Scranton, PA)
OT 6-6 285 79 Temple
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