Looking for potential stars in the Class of 2014, it would be easy to just go down 247Sports' composite rankings and list off the top however-many guys. There's a reason they're ranked so highly in the first place.
Let's not take the easy way out, though.
This list of players with the most star potential takes both pedigree and skill set into account. No. 1 overall recruit Leonard Fournette, for example, is a load of a running back who might well become an All-American, but his upside is surpassed, in my opinion, by another, more explosive player at the position in the class.
Don't fret if the prized recruits of your favorite teams aren't mentioned here. Being left off the list is not a statement on what they will become; it's a statement on what they might become, compared with the upside of their peers.
In terms of pure ceiling and potential to become a superstar, these highly ranked prospects are the best of the best this recruiting cycle.
All rankings, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of 247Sports.