Although, now, Staley shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Nash, coming out of high school, he was. As I said, I am very much quite certain both were top 5, maybe even top 3.
All three would be high 4, 5 star. Gault on speed alone; and, Pickens, quite possibly, could have been listed as an Athlete. Where would Dale Carter come in? If Jonathan Kongbo was the top juco in the country, what was Leonard Little?! Deon Grant? Dwayne Goodrich WAS the top CB coming out of high school. All of them were 5*, not to mention so many more.