Well Kansas State's best defensive player was a five-star out of HS (#1 player maybe?).
Stars matter in the sense that the true HS standouts that jump out at you immediately are usually five-stars. And these guys are usually the ones that elevate a team from good to great.
With that said, any college coach and his staff worth their paychecks can identify these same players. They don't need Rivals or Scout or 24/7 to tell them that they want to recruit Percy Harvin or Reggie Bush or Vince Young.
This post was edited on 11/18 at 6:13 pm