There’s so much emphasis on five- and four-star players, and they get the most hype within any recruiting class. But let’s not forget about several three-star players who have developed into big-time players and contributors.

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The most notable three-stars in 2013 were Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews, Gabe Jackson, Chris Smith, Dee Ford and EJ Gaines, among others. All seven of these players could be day one NFL Draft picks. It’s amazing what a player can accomplish when he works hard. I love it when this happens.

Here are 90 notable three-star players who made big contributions to their teams in 2013, according to 247Sports’ Composite Player Rankings:

Related: How the Big 4 recruiting services ranked all 14 SEC teams

Alabama Crimson Tide 

  • Deion Belue, CB
  • Christion Jones, WR/KR
  • Kevin Norwood, WR
  • Austin Shepherd, OT
  • Anthony Steen, OG
  • Ed Stinson, DE
  • Vinnie Sunseri, S

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Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Eric Bennett, S
  • Trey Flowers, DE
  • Bryan Jones, DT
  • Darius Philon, DT
  • Dan Skipper, OL
  • Chris Smith, DE
  • Travis Swanson, C
  • Robert Thomas, DT

Auburn Tigers

  • Cameron Artis-Payne, RB
  • Sammie Coates, WR
  • Chris Davis, CB/KR
  • Nosa Eguae, DE
  • Dee Ford, DE
  • Jake Holland, LB
  • Alex Kozan, OL
  • Ryan White, CB

Florida Gators

  • Trey Burton, ATH
  • Darrin Kitchens, LB
  • Jon Halapio, OL

Georgia Bulldogs

  • David Andrews, C
  • Michael Bennett, WR
  • Chris Conley, WR
  • Kenarious Gates, OT
  • Quayvon Hicks, FB
  • Ramik Wilson, LB

Kentucky Wildcats

  • Javess Blue, WR
  • Mister Cobble, DT
  • Jojo Kemp, RB
  • Donte Rumph, DT
  • Zach West, OL
  • Avery Williamson, LB

LSU Tigers

  • Lamin Barrow, LB
  • Alfred Blue, RB
  • Jalen Collins, CB
  • Terrence Magee, RB
  • Trai Turner, OG

Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Gabe Jackson, OG
  • Jameon Lewis, WR
  • Benardrick McKinney, LB
  • LaDarius Perkins, RB
  • Dak Prescott, QB
  • Deontae Skinner, LB
  • Nickoe Whitley, S

Missouri Tigers

  • EJ Gaines, CB
  • Markus Golden, OLB/DE
  • Henry Josey, RB
  • Mitch Morse, OL
  • L’Damian Washington, WR
  • Braylon Webb, S
  • Andrew Wilson, LB

Ole Miss Rebels

  • Serderius Bryant, LB
  • Trae Elston, DB
  • Ja-Mes Logan, WR
  • Mike Marry, LB
  • Denzel Nkemdiche, LB
  • Cody Prewitt, S
  • Jeff Scott, RB
  • DT Shackelford, LB
  • Bo Wallace, QB

South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Pharoh Cooper, ATH
  • Sharrod Golightly, Spur
  • Jimmy Legree, CB
  • Skai Moore, LB
  • Connor Shaw, QB

Tennessee Volunteers

  • Zach Fulton, OL
  • Daniel McCullers, DT

Texas A&M Aggies 

  • Darian Claiborne, LB
  • Deshazor Everett, DB
  • Mike Evans, WR
  • Tony Hurd, CB
  • Steven Jenkins, LB
  • Malcome Kennedy, WR
  • Ben Malena, RB
  • Johnny Manziel, QB
  • Julien Obioha, DE
  • Derel Walker, WR

Vanderbilt Commodores

  • Andre Hal, CB
  • Darreon Herring, OLB
  • Andrew Jelks, OL
  • Wesley Johnson, OL
  • Kenny Ladler, S
  • Jordan Matthews, WR
  • Walker May, DE

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