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The hand wringing over recruiting is getting old

Unless you're recruiting in the top 15 it's all a crap shoot, with the advent of the portal it matters even less.

We'll probably be back in the top 30 again this year, we signed a poorly ranked class in 2020 but it's already produced 3 contributors (Strong, Jenkins, Wooten) and is likely to have more this year as redshirt freshmen (Clements and Moore). We also brought in Herbert, Blackshear, Taylor, Reed, Hodge, and Fairs via the Portal. So from our 2020 offseason intake we ended up starting 7 guys at some point last season.

The 2021 intake is wildly underrated due to COVID, early returns on Stroman, Jones, and Lofton are already showing that. Harvey is probably our best CB recruit since Fuller and we recruited a ton of legitimate size which we haven't had before.

The bigger issue is retention of contributors on the offensive line and the complete lack of player development on offense. The defensive staff is far outpacing the offensive one when it comes to developing talent, on offense we've leaned on guys who came in highly regarded and have basically stayed the same with the exception of Tight Ends.

(In response to this post by VT_4FUN)

Posted: 05/07/2021 at 2:10PM


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Just had time to look at recruiting trend... -- VT_4FUN 05/07/2021 1:35PM
  Overall trend is down -- RTFC 05/09/2021 3:50PM
  You are looking at only the very top -- PF 05/08/2021 09:46AM
  I stand behind my research. -- Flanker 05/07/2021 11:02PM
  The portal will save us? -- budforpresident 05/07/2021 4:44PM there’s secret commits ** -- chumley 05/07/2021 11:25PM
  Team wasn't far from a winning season -- Flanker 05/07/2021 5:25PM
  This kinda response makes me sad. I see so -- fnhokie 05/08/2021 10:15AM
  I learned from the best. -- Flanker 05/08/2021 10:21AM
  Beamer made plenty of those excuses -- Hokie1992 05/08/2021 08:02AM
  Not even a turnover, just one block away! ** -- NokieHokie 05/08/2021 12:24AM
  Rankings can get muddled -- crazylane 05/07/2021 3:36PM
  The hand wringing over recruiting is getting old -- soflahokie 05/07/2021 2:10PM
  True, but QB, RB, and WR have left a lot to be desired -- soflahokie 05/07/2021 3:53PM
  This is true. The lack of development at WR -- Pride_and_Joy 05/07/2021 3:55PM
  The old TV show -- eokhokie 05/08/2021 09:32AM

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