When Internet recruiting services blew up at the start of the 21st century, so did the star-rating system. The standard each big recruiting service abides by is the most stars a recruit can have is five, which is only given to the best of the best.
The recently updated 2015 247Sports composite rankings features 37 5-star prospects. While it's early and the rankings are fluid, there are several 4-star recruits who have a great chance to earn a fifth star.
A big defensive end from Hawaii has a chance to rise if he shows well at some offseason camps, while a quarterback headed to Notre Dame has the tools of a 5-star passer. Plus, a safety is a little better than many people think right now.