If you couldn’t tell by taking a quick glance around this website, we’re a little bit excited about National Signing Day. It’s always fun to check out who your favorite team is bringing in to hopefully blossom into the next crop of stars, with an eye toward leading the squad to a national championship…or at least a solid bowl game. When it comes to recruiting, people often get hung up on rankings, and how many stars each prospect has been given. Everyone wants a five star player, no one wants a two. But do the star ratings really matter?
With this in mind, I decided to devote way too much time looking through the Scout.com and Rivals.com databases finding the star ratings for players in four different categories: Heisman trophy winners, 2014 AP first team All-Americans, 2014 first team All-ACC, and 2014 first round NFL Draft selections.