This is a really interesting article on the importance of landing big name recruits. I think it goes to show that stars aren't everything, and that coaches really do know what they are doing in evaluating talent, picking players that fit their system, and developing players. This gives me hope about RR and their lack of big star guys (mostly not big star guys anyways). Sorry but the article is from insider. To sum up if you don't have access, basically he looked at Texas and Alabama and a lot of their starters and best players were 3 stars or less.
this may be of some local interest