Nick Foust was the exception.
When it comes to 4\5 star players that have played for the Beach, here's the short list (since the mid-80's):
Greg Clark (H.S. recruit), Ike Nwanko (transfer from UCLA), Rock Lloyd (transfer from Syracuse), Kevin Roberts (H.S. recruit), Isaiah Washington (transfer from Minnesota), Keala King (transfer from ASU), and Tyler Lamb (transfer from UCLA)
None of these players were ever standouts for the Beach. Were they overrated, damaged goods or just a bad fit? Not sure. Hopefully, Silva will break the mold!
Issa Silva, Stanford transfer.