Some players participating in Super Bowl LVI have been big-time recruits since high school while others have had a different path to achieve their NFL dreams. Cooper Kupp became the fourth wide receiver in NFL history — joining Jerry Rice, Sterling Sharpe and Steve Smith — to lead the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and receiving touchdowns (16) in the same season. Kupp wasn't rated coming out of high school and his only offers were from Eastern Washington and Idaho State. He leads the 14 players on both rosters who had no stars. The Bengals have four while the Rams have 10. Both teams have six former five-stars. Vonn Bell, Jackson Carman, Vernon Hargreaves III, Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon and Jonah Williams were all five-star recruits coming out of high school for the Bengals while the former five-stars on the Rams are Cam Akers, Sony Michel, Jalen Ramsey, A'Shawn Robinson, Matthew Stafford and Andrew Whitworth. The Bengals have 18 former four-star recruits, led by Joe Burrow who had a remarkable high school career at Athens (The Plains, Ohio). He threw for 11,416 yards and 157 touchdowns to go with 2,067 yards rushing and 27 more scores. Some other notable four-star recruits include Tyler Boyd, Ja'Marr Chase, Sam Hubbard and C.J. Uzomah. Brian Allen, Odell Beckham Jr. and Leonard Floyd headline the eight four-stars on Los Angeles' roster. Both teams combined for 51 three-star recruits. Chidobe Awuzie, B.J. Hill, Mike Hilton, Evan McPherson and Germaine Pratt are among the 22 former three-star players on Cincinnati while Aaron Donald, David Edwards, Darrell Henderson, Von Miller and Taylor Rapp represent 29 of the former three-stars on the Rams. The most notable two-star recruit on the Bengals is starting defensive end Trey Hendrickson, who was a 2021 Pro Bowl selection. He's one of four former two-star players on Cincinnati while the Rams' have four headlined by starting tight end Tyler Higbee and six-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle. *Stars and ratings are based off 247Sports composite rankings. Graphic by Ryan Escobar Cincinnati Bengals Quarterbacks Joe Burrow , Athens (The Plains, Ohio) Class: 2015 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 280 | Position rank: No. 8 dual-threat quarterback Brandon Allen , Fayetteville (Ark.) Class: 2011 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 354 | Position rank: No. 8 pro-style quarterback Running Backs Joe Mixon , Freedom (Oakley, Calif.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 19 | Position rank: No. 1 all-purpose back Samaje Perine , Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas) Class: 2014 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 244 | Position rank: No. 14 running back Chris Evans , Ben Davis (Indianapolis) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 338 | Position rank: No. 9 all-purpose back Trayveon Williams , King (Houston) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 313 | Position rank: No. 8 all-purpose back Wide Receivers Ja'Marr Chase , Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.) Class: 2018 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 84 | Position rank: No. 15 wide receiver Tee Higgins , Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Class: 2017 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 19 | Position rank: No. 2 wide receiver Tyler Boyd , Clairton (Pa.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 125 | Position rank: No. 14 wide receiver Trent Taylor , Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,760 | Position rank: No. 238 wide receiver Mike Thomas , DuSable (Chicago) Class: 2012 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Stanley Morgan , St. Augustine (New Orleans) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 397 | Position rank: No. 53 wide receiver Trenton Irwin , Hart (Newhall, Calif.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 70 | Position rank: No. 8 wide receiver Tight Ends C.J. Uzomah , North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) Class: 2011 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 246 | Position rank: No. 19 athlete Drew Sample , Newport - Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,272 | Position rank: No. 56 tight end Mitchell Wilcox , Tarpon Springs (Fla.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,498 | Position rank: No. 54 tight end Offensive Line Jonah Williams , Folsom (Calif.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 17 | Position rank: No. 2 offensive tackle Quinton Spain , Petersburg (Va.) Class: 2010 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 192 | Position rank: No. 8 offensive guard Trey Hopkins , North Shore (Houston) Class: 2010 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 70 | Position rank: No. 1 offensive guard Hakeem Adeniji , Garland (Texas) Class: 2016 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Isaiah Prince , Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Md.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 101 | Position rank: No. 5 offensive tackle D'Ante Smith , Grovetown (Ga.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,440 | Position rank: No. 116 offensive tackle Jackson Carman , Fairfield (Ohio) Class: 2018 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 17 | Position rank: No. 2 offensive tackle Trey Hill , Houston County (Warner Robins, Ga.) Class: 2018 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 62 | Position rank: No. 3 offensive guard Fred Johnson , Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,360 | Position rank: No. 144 offensive tackle Defensive Line Trey Hendrickson , Apopka (Fla.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 2,159 | Position rank: No. 101 weak-side defensive end Sam Hubbard , Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) Class: 2014 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 192 | Position rank: No. 13 athlete D.J. Reader , Grimsley (Greensboro, N.C.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 373 | Position rank: No. 18 offensive guard B.J. Hill , West Stanly (Oakboro, N.C.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,121 | Position rank: No. 55 strong-side defensive end Tyler Shelvin , Notre Dame (Crowley, La.) Class: 2017 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 54 | Position rank: No. 4 defensive tackle Cam Sample , Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.) Class: 2017 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 2,590 | Position rank: No. 123 strong-side defensive end Josh Tupou , Buena Park (Calif.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,184 | Position rank: No. 80 defensive tackle Khalid Kareem , Harrison (Farmington Hills, Mich.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 196 | Position rank: No. 9 strong-side defensive end Wyatt Ray , St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,028 | Position rank: No. 47 weak-side defensive end Zach Kerr , Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.) Class: 2008 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 564 | Position rank: No. 40 defensive tackle Linebackers Logan Wilson , Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 3,208 | Position rank: No. 377 wide receiver Germaine Pratt , High Point Central (High Point, N.C.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 396 | Position rank: No. 29 safety Clay Johnston , Wylie (Abilene, Texas) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,213 | Position rank: No. 74 outside linebacker Markus Bailey , Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard, Ohio) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 991 | Position rank: No. 45 outside linebacker Keandre Jones , Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 98 | Position rank: No. 9 outside linebacker Defensive Backs Mike Hilton , Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 975 | Position rank: No. 57 running back Eli Apple , Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 52 | Position rank: No. 7 cornerback Chidobe Awuzie , Oak Grove (San Jose, Calif.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,548 | Position rank: No. 112 safety Vonn Bell , Ridgeland (Rossville, Ga.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 26 | Position rank: No. 2 safety Jessie Bates III , Fort Wayne Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,741 | Position rank: No. 124 safety Jalen Davis , Helix (La Mesa, Calif.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 3,337 | Position rank: No. 274 cornerback Trae Waynes , Kenosha Bradford (Kenosha, Wis.) Class: 2011 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,174 | Position rank: No. 86 cornerback Tre Flowers , Judson (Converse, Texas) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,070 | Position rank: No. 75 safety Michael Thomas , Nimitz (Houston) Class: 2008 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 651 | Position rank: No. 40 athlete Ricardo Allen , Mainland (Daytona Beach, Fla.) Class: 2010 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 569 | Position rank: No. 42 cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III , Wharton (Tampa, Fla.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 3 | Position rank: No. 1 cornerback Kicker Evan McPherson , Fort Payne (Ala.) Class: 2018 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,486 | Position rank: No. 1 kicker Punter Kevin Huber, Archbishop McNicholas (Cincinnati) Class: 2005 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Long Snapper Clark Harris, Southern Regional (Manahawkin, N.J.) Class: 2002 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford , Highland Park (Dallas) Class: 2006 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 6 | Position rank: No. 1 pro-style quarterback John Wolford , Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville, Fla.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 937 | Position rank: No. 38 pro-style quarterback Bryce Perkins , Chandler (Ariz.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 565 | Position rank: No. 17 dual-threat quarterback Running Backs Cam Akers , Clinton (Miss.) Class: 2017 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 3 | Position rank: No. 2 running back Sony Michel , American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 20 | Position rank: No. 3 running back Darrell Henderson , South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,905 | Position rank: No. 159 running back Jake Funk , Damascus (Md.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,421 | Position rank: No. 90 running back Buddy Howell , Coral Gables (Fla.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,345 | Position rank: No. 83 running back Wide Receivers Cooper Kupp , Davis (Yakima, Wash.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Odell Beckham Jr. , Newman (New Orleans) Class: 2011 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 135 | Position rank: No. 20 wide receiver Van Jefferson , Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 106 | Position rank: No. 11 wide receiver Ben Skowronek , Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 772 | Position rank: No. 118 wide receiver Brandon Powell , Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 393 | Position rank: No. 34 athlete Tight Ends Tyler Higbee , East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) Class: 2011 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 2,162 | Position rank: No. 91 tight end Kendall Blanton , Blue Springs South (Blue Springs, Mo.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,046 | Position rank: No. 50 tight end Brycen Hopkins , Ensworth (Nashville, Tenn.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,977 | Position rank: No. 73 tight end Offensive line Andrew Whitworth, West Monroe (La.) Class: 2001 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 38 | Position rank: No. 1 offensive guard David Edwards , Downers Grove North (Downers Grove, Ill.) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 638 | Position rank: No. 21 tight end Brian Allen , Hinsdale Central (Hinsdale, Ill.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 293 | Position rank: No. 3 center Austin Corbett , Reed (Sparks, Nev.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Rob Havenstein , Linganore (Frederick, Md.) Class: 2010 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 649 | Position rank: No. 30 offensive guard Joe Noteboom , Plano (Texas) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 848 | Position rank: No. 44 strong-side defensive end Tremayne Anchrum , McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 486 | Position rank: No. 24 offensive guard Coleman Shelton , Loyola (Los Angeles) Class: 2013 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 3,193 | Position rank: No. 227 offensive tackle Bobby Evans , Allen (Texas) Class: 2015 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 171 | Position rank: No. 13 offensive tackle Alaric Jackson , Renaissance (Detroit) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 631 | Position rank: No. 57 offensive tackle Defensive Line Aaron Donald , Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Class: 2010 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 353 | Position rank: No. 30 defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson , Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, Texas) Class: 2013 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 31 | Position rank: No. 2 offensive tackle Greg Gaines , La Habra (Calif.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 711 | Position rank: No. 48 defensive tackle Bobby Brown II , Lamar (Arlington, Texas) Class: 2018 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 182 | Position rank: No. 17 defensive tackle Michael Hoecht , Oakwood (Dayton, Ohio) Class: 2016 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Marquise Copeland , Bedford (Ohio) Class: 2015 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 838 | Position rank: No. 39 weak-side defensive end Sebastian Joseph-Day , Stroudsburg (Pa.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,199 | Position rank: No. 57 strong-side defensive end Linebackers Von Miller , DeSoto (Texas) Class: 2007 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 288 | Position rank: No. 17 outside linebacker Leonard Floyd , Dodge County (Eastman, Ga.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 140 | Position rank: No. 14 outside linebacker Ernest Jones , Ware County (Waycross, Ga.) Class: 2018 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 926 | Position rank: No. 62 outside linebacker Christian Rozeboom , Sioux Central (Sioux Rapids, Iowa) Class: 2015 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Troy Reeder , Salesianum (Wilmington, Del.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 500 | Position rank: No. 22 inside linebacker Travin Howard , Longview (Texas) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,192 | Position rank: No. 104 safety Justin Hollins , Martin (Arlington, Texas) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 797 | Position rank: No. 43 weak-side defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo , Alief Taylor (Houston) Class: 2013 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 535 | Position rank: No. 23 weak-side defensive end Terrell Lewis , St. John's (Washington, D.C.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 67 | Position rank: No. 6 weak-side defensive end Chris Garrett , Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee) Class: 2017 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Defensive Backs Jalen Ramsey , Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 5 Overall rank: 16 | Position rank: No. 2 cornerback Darious Williams , Creekside (St. Johns, Fla.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Donte Deayon , Summit (Fontana, Calif.) Class: 2012 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 714 | Position rank: No. 50 cornerback Taylor Rapp , Sehome (Bellingham, Wash.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 471 | Position rank: No. 27 safety Nick Scott , Fairfax (Va.) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 560 | Position rank: No. 47 athlete Eric Weddle, Alta Loma (Calif.) Class: 2003 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 1,529 | Position rank: No. 124 cornerback Grant Haley , Lovett (Atlanta) Class: 2014 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 657 | Position rank: No. 46 cornerback Antoine Brooks , DuVal (Lanham, Md.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 2 Overall rank: 2,471 | Position rank: No. 165 athlete Terrell Burgess , San Marcos (Calif.) Class: 2016 | Stars: 3 Overall rank: 1,038 | Position rank: No. 91 cornerback David Long , Loyola (Los Angeles) Class: 2016 | Stars: 4 Overall rank: 65 | Position rank: No. 7 cornerback Jake Gervase , Assumption (Davenport, Iowa) Class: 2014 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Kicker Matt Gay , Orem (Utah) Class: 2012 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Punter Johnny Hekker , Bothell (Wash.) Class: 2008 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school. Long Snapper Matt Orzech , Paloma Valley (Menifee, Calif.) Class: 2013 | Stars: 0 *Not ranked coming out of high school.