In an attempt to continue to set the curve in the world of recruiting coverage, the 247 team is excited to announce the release of the 247Composite Rating - giving you the average ranking across the main online media services of all your favorite prospects
The 247Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services, converting average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services.
The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking, and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.
More details from the release:
*** All major media services share an equal percentage in the 247Composite Rating.
*** The composite index equally weights this percentage among the services that participate in a ranking for that specific prospect.
*** A composite strength meter, indicated by red bars, illustrates the total number of industry services that have ranked the prospect. A full strength meter indicates the prospect has been ranked by all industry services participating in the composite.
*** All industry services have a different philosophy on number of "stars" distributed with each class. The 247Composite Rating assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.
*** 247Sports has invested significant resources in building out the best national scouting and rankings team. This will continue to be a high priority for our company and the 247Composite is only meant to strengthen our position as the rankings source and gives college and recruiting fans another resource to evaluate prospects and compare against our rankings/ratings and other rankings/ratings in the industry.
*** We will continue to have 247Sports rankings/ratings for all prospects, but will only use the 247Composite rankings/ratings for the Team Recruiting Ranking. We feel that this gives us the best opportunity to provide the industry with the most comprehensive and unbiased product and will be our best chance of being sourced by the media and becoming the defacto index for the Team Recruiting Championship.
*** With 21 commitments, LSU is ranked No. 10 in the 247Composite. While 247 ranks the Tigers' class as a top five group, the composite score - factoring in all the major recruiting sites - puts the average rating (90.07) as 10th best in the country.
With 18 commitments and a 96.19 average rating, USC has the No. 1 class in the 247Composite Team Rankings.
*** Obviously, some LSU commitments and targets will receive bumps in the rankings thanks to the influence of other sites' rankings.
According to 247, Ethan Pocic is the No. 87 prospect in country, the No. 10 offensive tackle prospect in the class and the No. 5 prospect in Illinois.
According to the 247Composite, Pocic is the No. 48 prospect in country, the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect in the class and the No. 3 prospect in Illinois.
*** In the 247Composite, you will find LSU's ranking lower in part because of commitments from Mississippi wide receiver Quantavius Leslie and tight end Logan Stokes. As of Monday, junior college players were not ranked in the 247Composite.