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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
2
9
Erick Smith Erick Smith
Glenville (Cleveland, OH)
S 6-1 185 97 Ohio State
23
23
Darius West Darius West
Lima Central Catholic (Lima, OH)
S 6-0 195 90 Kentucky
46
30
Mike Edwards Mike Edwards
Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
S 5-11 180 88 Kentucky
58
53
Nilijah Ballew Nilijah Ballew
Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
S 6-1 180 87 Bowling Green
91
133
Nathan Hall Nathan Hall
Sylvania Southview (Sylvania, OH)
ATH 6-3 200 84 Northwestern
123
110
Dameon Willis Dameon Willis
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
S 6-0 208 82 Indiana
134
149
Marcus Whitfield Marcus Whitfield
Washington (Massillon, OH)
S 6-0 170 80 Toledo
177
202
Ryan Williamson Ryan Williamson
Colerain (Cincinnati, OH)
S 6-1 180 78 Buffalo
178
180
Jack Walz Jack Walz
St. Edward (Lakewood, OH)
S 6-0 197 78 Bowling Green
224
259
Ben Hale Ben Hale
St. Charles Prep (Columbus, OH)
S 6-2 187 74 Bowling Green
243
269
Luke Grandjean Luke Grandjean
Hoover (Canton, OH)
S 6-2 185 73 Kent State
244
274
Marcus Elliott Marcus Elliott
Whitmer (Toledo, OH)
S 6-0 190 72 Kent State
285
286
Tre McIntyre Tre McIntyre
Triad (North Lewisburg, OH)
ATH 6-0 190 70 6