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247Sports Rankings

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
Justin Hilliard Justin Hilliard
St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)
OLB 6-2 230 98 41
3
1
Malik Jefferson Malik Jefferson
Poteet (Mesquite, TX)
OLB 6-2 225 98 23
4
3
Jeffery Holland Jeffery Holland
Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)
OLB 6-2 230 96 50
1
5
Leo Lewis Leo Lewis
Brookhaven (Brookhaven, MS)
ILB 6-3 225 96 Alabama
5
4
Ricky DeBerry Ricky DeBerry
St. Christopher's School (Richmond, VA)
OLB 6-2.5 245 96 58
7
15
Sh'mar Kilby-Lane Sh'mar Kilby-Lane
Hallandale (Hallandale, FL)
OLB 6-2 215 94 16
8
6
Roquan Smith Roquan Smith
Macon County (Montezuma, GA)
OLB 6-2 205 94 21
11
10
Kyahva Tezino Kyahva Tezino
Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles, CA)
OLB 6-0 192 93 9
12
12
Khaylan Thomas Khaylan Thomas
Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
OLB 6-2 210 93 9
13
11
Sherrod Pittman Sherrod Pittman
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)
OLB 6-0.5 224 92 South Carolina
14
14
Cameron Townsend Cameron Townsend
Ridge Point (Missouri City, TX)
OLB 6-0.5 195 91 15
15
20
Johnathan Sutton Johnathan Sutton
Swansea Hi (Swansea, SC)
OLB 6-0 215 90 12
16
16
Richard McBryde Richard McBryde
Charles Henderson Sch (Troy, AL)
OLB 6-2 210 90 16
13
19
Timothy Washington Timothy Washington
Yazoo City (Yazoo City, MS)
SDE 6-3 200 90 Mississippi State
17
22
Tevon Coney Tevon Coney
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
OLB 6-0.5 215 90 27
18
9
Joshua McMillon Joshua McMillon
Whitehaven (Memphis, TN)
OLB 6-3 249 90 22
19
37
Matthew Draper Matthew Draper
Brush (Cleveland, OH)
OLB 6-2 214 90 12
21
13
Darrell Williams Darrell Williams
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
OLB 6-3 205 90 8
22
8
Anthony Wheeler Anthony Wheeler
Skyline (Dallas, TX)
OLB 6-2 225 90 12
23
18
Quarte Sapp Quarte Sapp
Milton (Alpharetta, GA)
OLB 6-2 203 90 14
19
23
Mika Tafua Mika Tafua
Kamehameha Schools Maui (Makawao, HI)
WDE 6-3 210 90 Brigham Young
30
24
Charles Perry Charles Perry
Royal Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL)
ATH 6-1 200 90 Miami
24
34
Malik Lawal Malik Lawal
Chaparral (Temecula, CA)
OLB 6-1 215 90 11
25
7
Porter Gustin Porter Gustin
Salem Hills (Salem, UT)
OLB 6-5 225 90 26
26
29
Tremaine  Edmunds Tremaine Edmunds
Dan River (Ringgold, VA)
OLB 6-3 200 89 8
27
21
Cassius Peat Cassius Peat
Corona Del Sol (Tempe, AZ)
OLB 6-4 235 89 20
28
36
Brian Bell Brian Bell
Lowndes (Valdosta, GA)
OLB 6-2 218 89 Florida State
31
35
Nick Dawson Nick Dawson
Eagles Landing (McDonough, GA)
OLB 6-2 215 88 12
32
17
Anthony McKee Anthony McKee
Walnut Ridge (Columbus, OH)
OLB 6-2 190 88 18
33
26
DJ Beavers DJ Beavers
Crespi (Encino, CA)
OLB 6-2.5 200 88 11
34
25
Tyriq Thompson Tyriq Thompson
Detroit Martin Luther King (Detroit, MI)
OLB 6-1 220 88 14
35
31
Chad Smith Chad Smith
Dominion (Sterling, VA)
OLB 6-3 200 88 Clemson
36
32
Alec Dunham Alec Dunham
Coldspring-Oakhurst (Coldspring, TX)
OLB 6-0 210 88 TCU
37
43
Landis Durham Landis Durham
Plano East (Plano, TX)
OLB 6-2 220 87 20
27
48
Kevin Givens Kevin Givens
Altoona (Altoona, PA)
WDE 6-3 230 87 Pittsburgh
38
42
Keaton Anderson Keaton Anderson
Florence (Florence, AL)
OLB 6-1 210 87 18
39
33
Edwaun McNeil Edwaun McNeil
Sipsey Valley (Buhl, AL)
OLB 6-0 225 87 4
40
47
Will Sedgwick Will Sedgwick
Laguna Hills (Laguna Hills, CA)
OLB 6-2 220 87 Brigham Young
41
27
Kevin Prather Kevin Prather
Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)
OLB 6-1 210 87 2
52
49
Elijah Sullivan Elijah Sullivan
Tucker (Tucker, GA)
RB 6-1 215 87 Auburn
42
28
Kori Collons Kori Collons
Jesuit (Carmichael, CA)
OLB 6-5 215 87 10
44
30
Arthur McGinnis Arthur McGinnis
Warren Easton (New Orleans, LA)
OLB 6-1.5 222 86 14
38
40
Chris Hart Chris Hart
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
SDE 6-3 225 86 12
45
39
Isiah Scott Isiah Scott
Hubbard (Hubbard, OH)
OLB 6-3 200 86 6
46
38
Dwaine Thomas Dwaine Thomas
Hahnville (Boutte, LA)
OLB 6-2 200 86 Louisiana Tech
47
54
Nu'umotu Falo Nu'umotu Falo
Inderkum (Sacramento, CA)
OLB 6-2 220 86 Colorado
48
44
CJ Stalker CJ Stalker
Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
OLB 6-3 226 85 16
49
58
Riley Nicholson Riley Nicholson
Osceola (Kissimmee, FL)
OLB 6-0 220 85 20
59
52
Jack Hockaday Jack Hockaday
Maroa-Forsyth (Maroa, IL)
S 6-1 205 85 Iowa
52
45
Tommy Vitale Tommy Vitale
Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton, IL)
OLB 6-2 220 85 Northwestern
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