USA TODAY Sports’ 2017 Composite Football Player Recruiting rankings

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USA TODAY Sports has assembled its first composite rankings for football recruits in the Class of 2017. The chart below will be updated frequently between now and National Signing Day next February.

RELATED: 2017 Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings

The composite represents the average rankings of the four major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout. The lower the average the better. For players who are not ranked by a particular service, the player receives a maximum number based on the way players are ranked for each site (247 for 247, 300 for ESPN, 250 for Rivals and 300 for Scout).   

Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris leads the initial composite fueled by the No. 1 overall ranking by 247 and Scout. Harris is an Alabama commit.

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Texas defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, Rivals’ top-ranked player, comes in at No. 3 in the composite. ESPN’s top-ranked player, Tennessee offensive tackle Trey Smith, is at No. 47 because he is not listed in the Rivals 250.  

In a strong year for offensive tackles, four are ranked in the top 12 spots. 

Rank Name Pos. School State College 247 ESPN Rivals Scout Avg.
1 Najee Harris RB Antioch CA Alabama 1 4 2 1 2
2 Dylan Moses OLB IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 2 6 7 2 4.25
3 Marvin Wilson DT Episcopal TX Uncommitted 12 7 1 9 7.25
4 Josh Myers OT Miamisburg OH Ohio State 5 16 10 16 11.75
5 Foster Sarell OT Kapowsin WI Uncommitted 6 24 26 5 15.25
6 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Cass Tech MI Uncommitted 8 12 13 31 16
7 Jeffrey Okudah S South Grand Prairie TX Uncommitted 30 8 9 18 16.25
T8 Darnay Holmes CB Calabasas CA Uncommitted 15 36 15 11 19.25
T8 Joseph Lewis WR Hawkins CA Uncommitted 34 15 20 8 19.25
10 Calvin Ashley OT First Academy FL Auburn 14 20 21 27 20.5
11 Deangelo Gibbs CB Grayson GA Uncommitted 19 10 51 3 20.75
12 Wyatt Davis OT St. John Bosco CA Uncommitted 25 33 19 13 22.5
13 Shaun Wade CB Trinity Christian FL Ohio State 24 13 18 46 25.25
14 Baron Browning OLB Kennendale TX Uncommitted 11 29 46 20 26.5
15 Cam Akers RB Clinton MS Uncommitted 40 23 23 22 27
16 Tee Higgins WR Oak Ridge TN Uncommitted 7 31 33 39 27.5
17 A.J. Espensa DE Edwardsville NJ Iowa 4 60 24 23 27.75
18 Tyler Shelvin DT Notre Dame IN Uncommitted 36 17 6 56 28.75
T19 Dylan McCaffrey QB Valor Christian CO Michigan 26 19 39 40 31
T19 Isaiah Wilson OT Brooklyn Prep NY Uncommitted 51 2 5 66 31
21 Austin Jackson OT North Canyon AZ Uncommitted 9 53 69 7 34.5
T22 Joshua Kaindoh DE IMG Academy FL Maryland 28 18 4 90 35
T22 Stanford Samuels CB Flanagan FL Uncommitted 29 40 61 10 35
24 Trevon Grimes WR St. Thomas Aquinas FL Uncommitted 32 51 3 57 35.75
25 JaCoby Stevens ATH Oakland TN Uncommitted 21 22 31 71 36.25
26 Hunter Johnson QB Brownsburg IN Clemson 22 50 12 63 36.75
27 Alex Leatherwood OT Washington FL Alabama 18 9 60 61 37
T28 Tyjon Lindsey WR Centennial CA Uncommitted 16 82 27 32 39.25
T28 Tedarrell Slaton G American Heritage FL Uncommitted 77 27 47 6 39.25
30 Chase Young DE DeMatha Catholic MD Uncommitted 17 30 83 28 39.5
31 D’Andre Swift ATH St. Joseph’s Prep PA Uncommitted 33 64 32 30 39.75
32 Tate Martell QB Bishop Gorman NV Uncommitted 55 73 22 12 40.5
33 Stephen Carr RB Summit CA USC 53 42 43 25 40.75
34 Robert Beal DE Norcross GA Uncommitted 20 5 62 99 46.5
T35 Jedrick Wills OT Lafayette KY Uncommitted 37 98 16 37 47
T35 Richard LeCounte III S Liberty County GA Georgia 62 11 79 36 47
37 Andrew Thomas OT Pace Academy GA Uncommitted 27 35 67 76 51.25
38 James Robinson WR Lakeland FL Uncommitted 43 21 14 134 53
39 Khalan Laborn RB Ocean Lakes VA Uncommitted 67 67 30 62 56.5
40 Jake Fromm QB Houston County GA Georgia 38 102 54 34 57
41 Jack Anderson G Frisco TX Texas Tech 47 41 108 33 57.25
42 Isaiah Pryor S IMG Academy FL Ohio State 52 46 65 67 57.5
43 Jarez Parks DE Sebastian River FL Uncommitted 66 110 17 41 58.5
44 Austin Deculus OT Cy-Fair TX LSU 112 14 24 88 59.5
45 Jerry Jeudy WR Deerfield Beach FL Uncommitted 87 26 40 94 61.75
46 J.K. Dobbins ATH La Grange TX Ohio State 54 58 73 78 65.75
47 Trey Smith OT University School TN Uncommitted 3 1 250 15 67.25
48 Jaelan Phillips DE Redlands East Valley CA UCLA 10 3 200 58 67.75
49 Jamyest Williams CB Grayson GA Uncommitted 39 47 122 64 68
50 Lagaryonn Carson DE Liberty-Eylau TX Texas 59 57 133 26 68.75
51 Anthony McFarland RB DeMatha Catholic MD Uncommitted 143 55 44 35 69.25
52 Devon Hunter S Indian River VA Uncommitted 121 120 42 4 71.75
53 Thomas Graham CB Rancho Cucamonga CA Uncommitted 78 43 53 121 73.75
54 D.J. Matthews WR Trinity Christian FL Florida State 64 69 38 127 74.5
55 Maleik Gray S LaVergne TN Uncommitted 63 87 101 51 75.5
56 Haskell Garrett DT Bishop Gorman NV Ohio State 56 108 111 29 76
57 Drew Singleton OLB Paramus Catholic NJ Uncommitted 65 125 34 81 76.25
58 Tua Tagovailoa QB St. Louis HI Alabama 116 100 48 43 76.75
59 Jay Tufele DT Bingham UT Uncommitted 46 85 136 54 80.25
60 Davis Mills QB Grtr Atlanta Christian GA Stanford 23 229 25 45 80.5
61 Jake Moretti OT Pomona CO Ohio State 35 124 116 50 81.25
62 Anthony Hines III LB Plano East TX Uncommitted 142 65 107 14 82
63 Justin Foster OLB Crest NC Uncommitted 68 71 66 126 82.75
64 Todd Harris S Plaquemine LA Uncommitted 61 86 141 44 83
65 Jhamon Ausbon WR IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 41 138 103 52 83.5
66 Alijah Vera-Tucker OT Bishop O’Dowd CA Uncommitted 76 49 114 102 85.25
67 Cyrus Fagan S Mainland FL Florida State 102 59 64 118 85.75
68 Nate McBride ILB Vidalia Comp. GA Uncommitted 73 188 11 75 86.75
69 Robert Hainsey G IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 108 80 56 105 87.25
70 Brock Wright TE Cy-Fair TX Notre Dame 222 32 41 59 88.5
T71 Lamont Wade CB Clairton IN Uncommitted 57 275 8 17 89.25
T71 Shawn Robinson QB DeSoto TX TCU 124 142 70 21 89.25
73 D.D. Bowie WR Morton MS Ole Miss 70 63 161 72 91.5
74 Greg Johnson ATH Hawkins CA Arizona 104 111 99 55 92.25
75 Tyrese Robinson G McKinney Boyd TX Oklahoma 114 90 52 117 93.25
76 Colby Parkinson TE Oaks Christian CA Stanford 49 37 71 224 95.25
77 Austin Troxell OT Madison Academy AL Uncommitted 74 83 146 83 96.5
78 Walker Little OT Episcopal TX Uncommitted 58 191 95 53 99.25
79 Nico Collins WR Clay-Chalkville AL Uncommitted 106 151 35 120 103
80 Deommodore Lenoir CB Bishop Mora Salesian CA Uncommitted 122 158 72 65 104.25
81 Vandarius Cowan LB Palm Beach Gardens FL Alabama 141 198 57 24 105
82 Malik Herring DE Mary Persons GA Uncommitted 126 54 74 182 109
83 William Poole III CB Hapeville Charter GA Georgia 247 45 36 112 110
84 Cordarrian Richardson RB Trezevant TN Clemson 84 214 90 60 112
85 Deon Jones DB Potomac MD Uncommitted 166 155 85 49 113.75
86 K’Lavon Chaisson DE North Shore TX Uncommitted 99 52 247 58 114
87 Markail Benton OLB Central AL Uncommitted 44 44 246 123 114.25
88 Jeff Thomas WR East St. Louis IL Uncommitted 31 300 78 49 114.5
89 Levi Draper ILB Collinsville OK Oklahoma 71 184 135 74 116
90 Chevin Calloway DB Bishop Dunne TX Uncommitted 247 70 82 69 117
91 Jonah Melton OT Eastern Alamance NC North Carolina 86 118 118 155 119.25
92 Luiji Vilain DE Episcopal AL Uncommitted 94 95 89 203 120.25
93 Paris Ford DB Steel Valley PA Pittsburgh 191 99 45 149 121
94 LaBryan Ray DE James Clemens AL Uncommitted 45 34 250 158 121.75
95 Greg Rogers DT Arbor View NV Uncommitted 204 66 183 38 122.75
96 Chuck Filiaga OT Aledo TX Uncommitted 72 135 129 157 123.25
97 Aubrey Solomon DT Lee County GA Uncommitted 207 61 81 150 124.75
98 Navaughn Donaldson OT Miami Central FL Miami 75 134 80 211 125
99 Daniel Wright ATH Cardinal Gibbons FL Uncommitted 175 76 104 146 125.25
100 Zachary Carter DE Hillsborough FL Uncommitted 163 129 58 152 125.5
101 Osiris St. Brown WR Mater Dei CA Uncommitted 105 204 121 73 125.75
102 Toneil Carter RB Langham Creek TX Uncommitted 172 105 157 70 126
103 Kellen Mond QB IMG Academy FL Baylor 158 48 185 115 126.5
104 Devonta Smith WR Amite CA Uncommitted 13 234 241 19 126.75
105 Christopher Allen OLB Southern Univ. Lab LA Uncommitted 80 114 228 86 127
106 Xavier McKinney DB Roswell GA Alabama 242 96 49 128 128.75
107 Tony Gray OT Grayson GA Uncommitted 174 39 117 188 129.5
108 Ryan Kelley QB Basha AZ Arizona St. 203 92 113 113 130.25
109 Lowell Narcisse QB Saint James LA LSU 246 38 68 171 130.75
110 Amir Riep CB Colerain OH Uncommitted 89 128 218 92 131.75
111 D’Antne Demery OT Brunswick GA Uncommitted 48 132 250 98 132
112 David Adams LB Central Catholic PA Notre Dame 151 174 100 104 132.25
113 Ty Chandler RB Montgomery Bell TN Uncommitted 42 202 153 139 134
114 Bruce Jordan-Swilling ATH Brother Martin LA Uncommitted 149 186 98 110 135.75
115 Grant Delpit S Lamar TX Uncommitted 60 56 250 181 136.75
116 Tarik Black WR Cheshire Academy CT Uncommitted 119 210 125 103 139.25
117 Ja’len Parks DT Newberry FL Florida State 190 166 37 165 139.5
118 Jordan Anthony LB IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 186 117 93 167 140.75
119 Tylan Wallace WR South Hills TX Oklahoma St. 101 72 250 142 141.25
120 Marcus Williamson DB IMG Academy FL Ohio State 132 121 221 96 142.5
121 Chaz Ah You DB Timpview UT Uncommitted 133 217 115 106 142.75
T122 Micah Clark OT St. John Vianney NJ Rutgers 82 271 178 42 143.25
T122 Trey Sermon RB Sprayberry GA Oklahoma 183 78 148 164 143.25
124 Hezekiah Jones WR Stafford TX Baylor 200 109 109 156 143.5
125 Brendon White S Olentagy Liberty OH Ohio State 50 218 159 153 145
126 Henry Bainvalu OT Skyline WA Uncommitted 100 154 208 119 145.25
T127 Tray Bishop ATH Terrell County GA Uncommitted 79 123 250 130 145.5
T127 Netori Johnson OL Cedar Grove GA Georgia 214 140 29 199 145.5
129 Ambry Thomas CB Detroit MLK MI Uncommitted 113 243 154 77 146.75
130 Zaquandre White RB North Fort Myers FL Florida State 85 146 250 111 148
131 Willie Gay OLB Starkville MS Uncommitted 110 152 250 89 150.25
132 OrTre Smith ATH Wando SC Uncommitted 95 230 77 202 151
133 Salvon Ahmed ATH Juanita WA Uncommitted 146 103 227 131 151.75
134 Nathan Proctor LB Lackey MD Uncommitted 131 94 234 154 153.25
135 Darnell Ewell DT Lake Taylor VA Uncommitted 182 175 120 138 153.75
136 Eric Crosby DT Ocean Lakes VA Tennessee 185 211 124 97 154.25
137 Cesar Ruiz OL IMG Academy FL Uncommitted 247 88 106 178 154.75
138 Amari Rodgers WR Knoxville Catholic TN Clemson 92 107 188 233 155
139 Joshua Lugg OT North Allegheny PA Notre Dame 247 156 76 143 155.5
140 Aaron Banks OT El Cerrito CA Uncommitted 168 262 75 124 157.25
141 Jaden Hunter LB Westlake GA Georgia 216 159 59 200 158.5
142 Fred Hansard DT Hun School NJ Uncommitted 199 141 91 207 159.5
143 Derrick Tucker DB Manvel TX Texas A&M 137 293 112 114 164
144 Kary Vincent CB Memorial TX Uncommitted 247 25 250 137 164.75
145 Sione Heimuli-Lund RB Brighton UT Stanford 103 252 102 204 165.25
146 D.J. Johnson DE Luther Burbank CA Uncommitted 125 28 250 259 165.5
147 Sam Ehlinger QB Westlake TX Texas 155 292 137 79 165.75
T148 Marlon Tuipulotu’ DT Central OR Washington 93 106 250 219 167
T148 Wes Harris G Aledo TX TCU 115 143 110 300 167
150 Hunter Echols DE Cathederal CA UCLA 194 81 250 148 168.25
151 Tristan Gebbia QB Calabasas CA Nebraska 159 193 86 238 169
152 Justin Broiles CB John Marshall OK Oklahoma 145 119 176 241 170.25
153 Jake Lawler DE South Mecklenberg NC North Carolina 109 172 132 270 170.75
154 Kayden Lyles G Saguaro AZ Wisconsin 180 224 119 162 171.25
155 Levi Jones OLB Westlake TX Uncommitted 153 116 250 172 172.75
T156 Nick Brahms G Navarre FL Uncommitted 69 157 250 216 173
T156 Daquon Green WR Tampa Bay Tech FL Florida 147 79 193 273 173
158 Cole Kmet TE St. Vaitor IL Notre Dame 218 115 186 176 173.75
T159 Hamsah Nasirildeen OLB Concord NC Uncommitted 88 212 226 170 174
T159 Will Ignont ILB Buckhorn AL Uncommitted 165 223 55 253 174
161 Bubba Bolden S Bishop Gorman NV USC 111 201 213 173 174.5
T162 A.J. Terrell CB Westlake GA Uncommitted 184 112 130 276 175.5
T162 Alaric Williams ATH Southside AL Auburn 107 220 162 213 175.5
164 Omar Manning WR Lancaster TX Uncommitted 300 197 123 82 175.5
T165 Brett Neilon C Santa Margarita Cath CA Uncommitted 123 178 113 300 178.5
T165 LeAnthony Williams DB Roswell GA Clemson 247 203 87 177 178.5
167 Chris Robison QB Mesquite TX Oklahoma 247 248 96 132 180.75
168 Kylin Hill RB Columbus MS Miss. State 90 284 250 101 181.25
169 Mark Webb WR Archbishop Wood PA Uncommitted 81 170 175 300 181.5
170 Jeremiah Holloman WR Newton GA Uncommitted 235 77 250 186 187
171 C.J. Avery S Grenada MS Uncommitted 247 74 250 193 191
172 Edward Ingram G DeSoto TX LSU 201 93 250 221 191.25
173 Robert Barnes S Southlake Carroll TX Oklahoma 120 300 156 191 191.75
T174 Markaviest Bryant DE Crisp County GA Uncommitted 223 89 250 209 192.75
T174 Sean Clifford QB St. Xavier OH Penn State 247 97 181 246 192.75

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