The 24/7Sports recruiting ratings provide crucial bits of information on football commits and prospects, and it is important to know how the ratings system works to understand the numbers that will accompany any players listed.
Conveniently, 24/7Sports offers a break down of its ratings system with the following explanations:
-- 1.10 - 1.01 = 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.
-- 1.00 - .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. There will be 32 prospects ranked in this range in every football class to mirror the first round of the NFL Draft.
-- .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 is projected to play professionally.
-- .89 - .80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top-10 percent of 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. Many three-stars have significant pro potential.
-- .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.
Five players from Class AAA are listed in the top 50 on the 24/7Sports Composite Rankings for the rising senior class in 2020:
-- Of those players, only one, Myles Hinton from Greater Atlanta Christian, is listed in the top 10. The 6-foot-6, 308-pound offensive tackle is No. 4 on the Composite Rankings as a five-star recruit with a .9895 rating. He is committed to Stanford.
-- Peach County linebacker Sergio Allen is listed as No. 13 on the Composite Rankings. At 6-1 and 217 pounds, he is rated a five-star recruit with a 0.9418 rating. He is committed to Clemson.
-- Rico Powers Jr. is a 6-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Benedictine. Powers is listed as No. 28 on the Composite Rankings. The four-star recruit has a .9135 rating and is undecided.
-- Pierce County's Avery Jernigan is a 6-3, 278-pound offensive guard and is listed at No. 37 on the Composite Rankings. Jernigan is a three-star recruit with a .8897 rating and is undecided.
-- Cedar Grove's Isaiah Ratcliff rounds out the bunch. The 6-1, 205 pound inside linebacker is listed No. 45 on the Composite Rankings. He is a three-star recruit with a rating of .8778.
Coming next week: A look at the Top 50 prospects for the Class of 2021 to see how many AAA players are listed.