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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
Parrker Westphal Parrker Westphal
Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL)
CB 6-0 186 93 Northwestern
Matt Morrissey Matt Morrissey
Adlai Stevenson (Lincolnshire, IL)
S 6-3 180 85 Michigan State
Greg Taylor Greg Taylor
East St Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
S 5-11 180 85 Missouri
Craig James Craig James
Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
CB 5-10 180 84 Minnesota
Lamar Dawson Lamar Dawson
St Rita Of Cascia (Chicago, IL)
CB 6-0 190 81 Syracuse
Micquell Cotton Micquell Cotton
O Fallon (O'Fallon, IL)
S 5-9 175 80 Iowa Wesleyan
Jamal Baggett Jamal Baggett
River Forest (Oak Park, IL)
CB 5-9.5 187 79 Akron
Wilbert Jones Wilbert Jones
East St Louis (East Saint Louis, IL)
CB 5-10 165 76 Indiana State
Deontae Brown Deontae Brown
Mount Carmel (Chicago, IL)
S 6-1 195 74 Western Michigan
Darion Henderson Darion Henderson
Hubbard (Chicago, IL)
CB 6-0 205 70 Northern Illinois
Tifonte Hunt Tifonte Hunt
Thornton Township (Harvey, IL)
CB 5-10 168 70 Northern Illinois