How many stars are attached a recruit's name is the first thing a fan looks for when reading about a prospect. The 5-star rating is coveted by every recruit. But over time, various recruiting services have become too generous with this honor.
This year, however, the widely recognized ESPNU 150 has given only 11 recruits a 5-star badge. As great as those elite recruits are, they still can get better.
For example, the nation's best wide receiver prospect could stand to become a better route-runner while a future left tackle must clean up his footwork.