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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
DeShone Kizer DeShone Kizer
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
PRO 6-5 207 94 Notre Dame
Chris Durkin Chris Durkin
Ursuline (Youngstown, OH)
PRO 6-4 216 90 Virginia Tech
Adam Bertke Adam Bertke
Marion Local (Maria Stein, OH)
PRO 6-6 210 88 Pittsburgh
Chayce Crouch Chayce Crouch
Newark Catholic (Newark, OH)
PRO 6-4 215 88 Illinois
Cody Callaway Cody Callaway
Midview (Grafton, OH)
DUAL 6-2 185 85 Bowling Green
Joey Duckworth Joey Duckworth
Louisville (Louisville, OH)
PRO 6-3 215 84 Ohio
Jeremy Holley Jeremy Holley
Elyria Catholic (Elyria, OH)
PRO 6-5 210 82 12
George Bollas George Bollas
Aurora (Aurora, OH)
PRO 6-3 200 73 Kent State
Gus Ragland Gus Ragland
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
DUAL 6-1 205 73 Miami (OH)
Hunter Wells Hunter Wells
Fairless (Navarre, OH)
PRO 6-5 185 70 Youngstown State