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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
1
1
Daron Payne Daron Payne
Shades Valley Sch (Birmingham, AL)
DT 6-2 316 98 12
2
4
Lester Cotton Lester Cotton
Central Sch (Tuscaloosa, AL)
OG 6-4 325 97 Alabama
3
2
Kerryon Johnson Kerryon Johnson
Madison Academy (Madison, AL)
ATH 6-0 200 97 Auburn
4
3
Desherrius Flowers Desherrius Flowers
Vigor (Mobile, AL)
RB 6-1 212 96 Alabama
5
17
Amonte Caban Amonte Caban
Smiths Station Sch (Smiths Station, AL)
ILB 6-2 210 91 14
6
7
Richard McBryde Richard McBryde
Charles Henderson Sch (Troy, AL)
OLB 6-2 210 90 16
7
25
Jauntavius Johnson Jauntavius Johnson
Lincoln Sch (Lincoln, AL)
DT 6-2.25 330 90 3
8
12
Nick Gibson Nick Gibson
Pinson Valley (Pinson, AL)
RB 5-11 191 90 12
9
6
Darrell Williams Darrell Williams
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
OLB 6-3 205 90 8
10
26
Jalen Thompson Jalen Thompson
St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, AL)
CB 5-10 170 90 16
11
13
Traveon Samuel Traveon Samuel
Central (Phenix City, AL)
APB 5-8 180 89 20
12
10
Maurice Smitherman Maurice Smitherman
Minor (Adamsville, AL)
CB 5-11 178 89 32
13
9
Bradrick Shaw Bradrick Shaw
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
RB 6-1 205 89 8
14
15
Darryl Williams Darryl Williams
Bessemer City HS (Bessemer, AL)
OG 6-4 304 89 8
15
8
Brandon Kennedy Brandon Kennedy
Wetumpka (Wetumpka, AL)
OG 6-2 275 89 20
16
11
Christian Bell Christian Bell
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
WDE 6-4 220 88 Alabama
17
5
Tyler Carr Tyler Carr
Southside Sch (Gadsden, AL)
OG 6-5 311 88 15
18
28
Keaton Anderson Keaton Anderson
Florence (Florence, AL)
OLB 6-1 210 87 18
19
18
Edwaun McNeil Edwaun McNeil
Sipsey Valley (Buhl, AL)
OLB 6-0 225 87 4
20
30
Keith Mixon Keith Mixon
Shades Valley Sch (Birmingham, AL)
APB 5-10 165 87 12
21
31
Jaleen Thomas Jaleen Thomas
Northview (Dothan, AL)
RB 6-1 210 87 5
22
16
Troy Thingstad Troy Thingstad
St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, AL)
SDE 6-5 275 87 5
23
21
Drew Kyser Drew Kyser
Opelika (Opelika, AL)
OC 6-4 285 86 9
24
23
Jamarius  Henderson Jamarius Henderson
Dale County Christian (Ozark, AL)
RB 5-11 215 86 UAB
25
20
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson
Spain Park (Birmingham, AL)
CB 6-2 190 86 1
26
22
Nigel Lawrence Nigel Lawrence
Smiths Station Sch (Smiths Station, AL)
S 6-1 182 86 15
27
19
Anfernee Jennings Anfernee Jennings
Dadeville (Dadeville, AL)
WDE 6-3 257 85 Alabama
28
29
Logan Stenberg Logan Stenberg
James Clemens (Madison, AL)
OT 6-6 327 85 Kentucky
29
35
Jalen Harris Jalen Harris
St James School (Montgomery, AL)
TE 6-5 230 84 21
30
34
JarMarkus Sims JarMarkus Sims
Dothan (Dothan, AL)
OLB 6-1.5 205 84 8
31
32
Justin Johnson Justin Johnson
Hoover (Birmingham, AL)
WR 6-4 205 84 11
32
27
Scott McDaniel Scott McDaniel
Plainview Sch (Rainsville, AL)
OG 6-5 305 84 2
33
33
Josh Crawford Josh Crawford
Edgewood Academy (Elmore, AL)
RB 5-11 214 84 Vanderbilt
34
39
Roy Yancey Roy Yancey
Opelika (Opelika, AL)
OLB 6-1 190 83 4
35
40
Ryan Barbour Ryan Barbour
Dale Co Sch (Midland City, AL)
TE 6-5 240 76 UAB
36
41
Steven Clark Steven Clark
Brindlee Mt Sch (Guntersville, AL)
OG 6-3 290 74 5