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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
1
Davon Durant Davon Durant
Butler C.C. (El Dorado, KS)
ILB 6-2 240 92 1
2
1
John Houston John Houston
Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA)
OLB 6-3 211 98 16
2
3
Ryan McAleenan Ryan McAleenan
College of the Canyons (Valencia, CA)
ILB 6-2 230 83 2
2
4
Josh Barajas Josh Barajas
Andrean (Merrillville, IN)
ILB 6-3 210 93 Penn State
3
7
Asmar Bilal Asmar Bilal
Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN)
ILB 6-3 201 93 16
4
5
Nick Conner Nick Conner
Dublin Scioto (Dublin, OH)
ILB 6-3 225 91 15
5
17
Amonte Caban Amonte Caban
Smiths Station Sch (Smiths Station, AL)
ILB 6-2 210 91 14
6
15
Cecil Cherry Cecil Cherry
Frostproof (Frostproof, FL)
ILB 6-1 219 90 Tennessee
7
6
Darrin Kirkland Jr. Darrin Kirkland Jr.
Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
ILB 6-2 228 90 25
8
11
Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith
Warren Central (Bowling Green, KY)
ILB 6-1 230 90 15
9
8
Josh Smith Josh Smith
Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)
ILB 6-3.5 218 90 17
10
2
Jahvoni Simmons Jahvoni Simmons
Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
ILB 6-1 225 90 20
11
9
Christian Folau Christian Folau
East (Salt Lake City, UT)
ILB 6-1 215 90 Stanford
12
22
Jake Cooper Jake Cooper
Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)
ILB 6-1 220 89 Penn State
13
16
Reagan Williams Reagan Williams
Jackson (Jackson, OH)
ILB 6-3 232 89 21
14
3
Cameron Smith Cameron Smith
Granite Bay (Granite Bay, CA)
ILB 6-3 225 89 20
15
21
Joshua Thomas Joshua Thomas
Buford (Buford, GA)
ILB 5-11 200 89 19
16
23
Victor Alexander Victor Alexander
Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)
ILB 5-10 221 89 UCLA
17
12
Taylor Powell Taylor Powell
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)
ILB 6-1 215 88 8
18
25
Montavious Atkinson Montavious Atkinson
Langston Hughes (Fairburn, GA)
ILB 6-2 205 88 Auburn
19
13
Wyatt Cook Wyatt Cook
McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD)
ILB 6-3 225 88 10
20
18
Chris Green Chris Green
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
ILB 6-0 226 88 16
21
14
Keyon Crisp Keyon Crisp
Central (Bolivar, TN)
ILB 6-2 222 88 5
22
26
Andre Smith Andre Smith
Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL)
ILB 6-0 220 88 North Carolina
23
27
Daniel Fennell Daniel Fennell
Grayson (Loganville, GA)
ILB 6-2 220 87 12
24
19
Semaj Thomas Semaj Thomas
Southwest (Fort Worth, TX)
ILB 6-0 231 87 TCU
25
28
Ben Burr-Kirven Ben Burr-Kirven
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, CA)
ILB 6-0 200 87 9
43
24
Dominic Sheppard Dominic Sheppard
Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)
OLB 6-1 223 86 22
26
29
Brant Mitchell Brant Mitchell
Webb School of Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
ILB 6-2 240 86 7
27
20
Gus Little Gus Little
Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA)
ILB 6-3 230 86 13
28
34
Nathan Fox Nathan Fox
Clear Lake (Houston, TX)
ILB 6-2 230 85 Northwestern
29
30
Jay Hockaday Jay Hockaday
C.P.A. (Nashville, TN)
ILB 6-3 215 85 6
30
32
Fred Walls Fred Walls
Olive Branch (Olive Branch, MS)
ILB 6-1 220 85 Ole Miss
31
31
Jordan Griffin Jordan Griffin
Armwood (Seffner, FL)
ILB 6-0 207 84 12
32
37
Mustafa Branch Mustafa Branch
Bellevue (Bellevue, WA)
ILB 6-0 215 84 13
34
36
Grady Higgins Grady Higgins
Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
ILB 6-2 213 84 7
35
35
Tyler Cooksey Tyler Cooksey
Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA)
ILB 6-3 220 84 17
36
45
D'Vonta Hinton D'Vonta Hinton
Texas City (Texas City, TX)
ILB 5-10 215 82 Texas Tech
37
42
Jack Savage Jack Savage
Servite (Anaheim, CA)
ILB 6-2 200 82 6
38
44
Gabriel Sewell Gabriel Sewell
Desert HIlls (Saint George, UT)
ILB 5-11 214 82 4
39
43
Bo Anderson Bo Anderson
Coppell (Coppell, TX)
ILB 6-0.5 214 81 7
40
40
Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin
Orangewood Christian School (Maitland, FL)
ILB 5-11 215 80 11
41
41
Josh Corcoran Josh Corcoran
Lakeville South (Lakeville, MN)
ILB 6-3 225 80 10
42
48
Shannon Walsh Shannon Walsh
Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)
ILB 5-11 215 79 11
43
47
Christian Wiley Christian Wiley
Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA)
ILB 6-2 205 79 None
44
51
Hassan Belton Hassan Belton
Blythewood (Blythewood, SC)
ILB 5-11 200 78 12
45
46
Jaye Miner Jaye Miner
Wiregrass Ranch (Zephyrhills, FL)
ILB 6-3 204 78 19
46
50
Lenoy Jones Jr. Lenoy Jones Jr.
Midway (Waco, TX)
ILB 5-11 210 78 Houston
47
52
Austin Pace Austin Pace
Lee's Summit Sr. (Lees Summit, MO)
ILB 6-1 220 77 1
49
55
Paul Engram Paul Engram
Loyola (Detroit, MI)
ILB 6-0 205 75 Toledo
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