On Monday morning, 247Sports unveiled a new system for ranking and measuring recruits: 247Composite.
The 247Composite takes the rankings of all four major recruiting sites and runs them through a complex algorithm using a Gaussian distribution formula to create the most comprehensive ranking on the Internet.
The system effectively helps to eliminate any individual biases in the ranking process by forming an average of sorts based on numerical data.
In addition, it also allows literally thousands of prospects to be ranked, something that sets 247Sports.com far ahead of any other network covering recruiting.
Here is how Virginia’s 2013 recruiting class stacks up.
The Cavaliers check in at No. 21 in the national team rankings, which now use the 247Composte to rate the classes (247Sports still incorporates its formula to determine a separate ranking that is tabulated into the calculation.)
Virginia checks in at No. 5 in the ACC Recruiting Rankings, behind No. 12 Clemson, No. 13 Florida State, No. 16 North Carolina, and No. 17 Virginia Tech.
Some interesting movement from UVa's commitments within the 247Composite:
Richmond (Va.) Varina safety Tim Harris was the top prospect in Virginia's class before the composite was applied and he remains there.
The biggest mover from within UVa's 2013 class is Olney (Md.) Good Counsel cornerback Kirk Garner, who picked up a star in the 247Composite, giving him a four-star rating.
Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's defensive end Jack English also picked up a star in the 247Composite, going from two-stars to three-stars.
See the 247Composite in action …