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How the Seattle Seahawks were ranked in high school

– Dallas Jackson,

Super Bowl XLVIII is set and the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Percy Harvin is one of just three, five-star players on the Seahawk roster. ranked him No. 1 overall in 2006.

Percy Harvin is one of just three, five-star players on the Seahawks roster. ranked him No. 1 overall in 2006.

Roster Snapshot:
Five-Stars: 3
Four-Stars: 8
Three-Stars: 19
Two-Stars: 12
Unranked: 12
Pre-Rivals: 7

Many players in the game are superstars at the highest level but not all were among the most coveted coming out of high school.

Players that have been in the league for seven years or less have all been through evaluations as prospects prior to entering college and ranked by — the industry standard.

Based on the rankings out of high school it is surprising the team made it this far.

Of the 61 players listed on the teams roster only 11 were ranked as four-star players or higher.

By contrast 12 members of the team were not ranked by the service entering college.

The Seahawks are a relatively young team as only seven players on the roster were not in high school during the era and only one player has been in the NFL for double-digit years.

Below is how each player was evaluated in high school including his star ranking and positional ranking.

The players are listed in alphabetical order.

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Cliff AvrilDEGreen Cove (Fla.) ClayPurdueThree-stars. No. 37-ranked OLB
Alvin BaileyOTBroken Arrow (Okla.) HighArkansasThree-stars. No. 27-ranked OG
Doug BaldwinWRGulf Breeze (Fla.) HighStanfordTwo-stars. Unranked at WR
Michael BennettDEAlief (Texas) TaylorTexas A&MTwo-stars. Unranked at DE
Kenneth BoatrightDEBolingbrook (Ill.) HighSouthern IllinoisUnranked.
Michael BowieOTSand Springs (Okla.) PageNortheastern St.Three-stars. No. 30-ranked OT
Brandon BrownerWRSylmar (Cali.) HighOregon St.Three-stars. No. 76-ranked WR
Red BryantDEJasper (Texas) HighTexas A&MThree-stars. No. 40-ranked DT
James CarpenterOGHephzibah (Ga.) HighAlabamaTwo stars. Unranked at OG.
Kam ChancellorSNorfolk (Vir.) MauryVirginia TechThree-stars. No.27-ranked QB
Chris ClemonsDEGriffin (Ga.) HighGeorgiaPrior to rankings.
Derrick ColemanFBFullerton (Cali.) TroyUCLAThree-stars. No. 5-ranked FB
Kellen DavisTEAdrian (Mich.) HighMichigan St.Three-stars. No. 7-ranked TE
Heath FarwellLBFontana (Cali.) HighSan Diego St.Prior to rankings.
Chandler FennerCBVA Beach (Vir.) CoxHoly CrossUnranked.
Breno GiacominiOTMalden (Mass.) HighLouisvilleTwo-stars. Unranked at DE.
Clint GreshamLSCorpus Christi (Texas) RayTCUUnranked.
Percy HarvinWRVA Beach (Vir.) LandstownFloridaFive-stars. No. 1 overall player
Caylin HauptmannOTBeverly Hills (Cali.) HighFIUThree-stars. No. 49-ranked OG
Steven HauschkaKNeedham (Mass.) HighN.C. StateUnranked
Jordan HillDTSteelton (Pa.) HighspirePenn StateTwo-stars. Unranked at DE
Brue IrvinLBStone Mtn (Ga.) StephensonWest VirginiaTwo-stars. Unranked at DE
Tarvaris JacksonQBMontgomery (Ala.) LanierAlabama St.Prior to rankings.
Lemuel JeanpierreOCOrlando (Fla.) Timber CreekSouth CarolinaThree-stars. No. 44-ranked DT
Jeron JohnsonSCompton (Cali.) DominquezBoise StateTwo-stars. Unranked at S
Jermaine KearseWRLakewood (Wash.) LakesWashingtonThree-stars. No. 72-ranked WR
Jeremy LaneCBTyler (Texas) John TylerNorthwestern St.Unranked
Ricardo LocketteWRAlbany (Ga.) MonroeFort Valley St.Unranked
Marshawn LynchRBOakland (Cali.) TechCalFour-stars. No. 28 overall player
Chris MaragosSRacine (Wisc.) HorlickWisconsinUnranked
Byron MaxwellCBFort Dorchester (S.C.) HighClemsonFour-stars. No. 18-ranked CB
Benson MayowaDEInglewood (Cali.) HighIdahoUnranked
Anthony McCoyTEFresno (Cali.) BullardUSCFour-stars. No. 10-ranked TE
Tony McDanielDTColumbia (S.C.) KeenanTennesseePrior to rankings.
Clinton McDonaldDTJacksonville (Ark.) HighMemphisUnranked
Paul McQuistanOGLebanon (Ore.) HighWeber StatePrior to rankings.
Brandon MebaneDTLos Angeles (Cali.) CrenshawCalThree-stars. No. 23-ranked DT
Christine MichaelRBBeaumont (Texas) West BrookTexas A&MFive-stars. No. 22 overall player
Zach MillerTEPhoenix (Ariz.) Desert VistaArizona StateFour-stars. No. 33 overall player
Mike MorganLBDallas (Texas) SkylineUSCFour-stars. No. 67 overall player
Russell OkungOTHouston (Texas) BushOklahoma St.Three-stars. No. 33-ranked OT
Sidney RiceWRGaffney (S.C.) HighSouth CarolinaThree-stars. No. 55-ranked WR
Michael RobinsonFBRichmond (Vir.) VarinaPenn StatePrior to rankings.
Jon RyanPRegina (Can) Sheldon-WilliamsReginaPrior to rankings.
O’Brien SchofieldLBGreat Lakes (Ill.) North ChicagoWisconsinThree-stars. No. 24-ranked DE
Deshawn SheadCBPalmdale (Cali.) HighlandPortland St.Unranked
Richard ShermanCBCompton (Cali.) DominquezStanfordThree-stars. No. 65-ranked ATH
Malcolm SmithLBWoodland Hills (Cali.) TaftUSCFour-stars. No. 8-ranked ATH
J.R. SweezyOGMooresville (N.C.) HighN.C. StateTwo-stars. Unranked at DE
Golden TateWRHendersonville (Tn) John Paul IINotre DameFour-stars. No. 7-ranked ATH
Earl ThomasSOrange (Texas) Orange-StarkTexasFour-stars. No. 12-ranked ATH
Walter ThurmondCBWest Covina (Cali.) HighOregonThree-stars. No. 68-ranked CB
Robert TurbinRBFreemont (Cali.) IrvingtonUtah StateTwo-stars. Unranked at RB
Max UngerOCKamuela (Hawaii) Hawaii PrepOregonThree-stars. Unranked at OG
Bobby WagnerLBOntario (Cali.) ColonyUtah StateTwo-stars. Unranked at LB
Bryan WaltersWRBothell (Wash.) HighCornellUnranked
Spencer WareRBCincinnati (Ohio) PrincetonLSUFive-star. No. 19 overall player
Jesse WilliamsDTBrisbane (Australia) CanvendishAlabamaTwo-stars. Unranked at DT
Luke WillsonTELaSalle (Ontario) HighRiceTwo-stars. Unranked at TE
Russell WilsonQBRichmond (Vir.) The CollegiateWisconsinTwo-stars. Unranked at QB
K.J. WrightLBOlive Branch (Miss.) HighMississippi St.Three-stars. No. 52-ranked LB

About Dallas Jackson

Dallas Jackson is the national high school football analyst for He has been compiling the HSFB100 rankings since the 2007 season. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, American Football Monthly, among many others, and he was featured in the Frontline special, Football High.