Cost Of Attendance And Virginia Tech Recruiting

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Eric Crosby, Khalan Laborn
Eric Crosby (Tennessee) and Khalan Laborn (FSU) pictured in VT gear at Ocean Lakes High School this spring. Both players will legally make a lot more money at Tennessee and Florida State than they would have at Virginia Tech.

Recently we’ve tried to examine recruiting by looking at the experience and the background of coaching staffs, recent success on the field, and many other factors. Today we’ll discuss recruiting with Cost of Attendance as the primary subject.

Virginia Tech goes head-to-head with a lot of major programs on the recruiting trail, and they’ve found themselves on the losing end of things quite a bit in recent years. That’s especially galling with highly-ranked in-state kids. Because of recently recruiting losses, such as Khalan Laborn, there is a perception out there that Justin Fuente and his staff aren’t an upgrade on the recruiting trail. That might turn out to be the case, but for now it’s really hard to know, because Fuente is playing against a stacked deck.


Today we’re going to compare the Cost of Attendance numbers of Virginia Tech to their recruiting rivals. Each school does Cost of Attendance differently. The Hokies pay in-state and out-of-state players a