DWIGHT HOWARD, 2004: NO. 1
The top player of the 2004 class, Dwight Howard had offers from the top schools in the country, including Florida, Kentucky and Indiana, but spurned all of them to go pro straight out of high school.
Howard went on to become an eight-time All-Star (and counting) in the NBA, to go with eight All-NBA appearances and three Defensive Player of the Year awards. He also helped guide the Orlando Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals, coming within three games of a title.
Safe to say, the recruiting rankings go this one right.