In-State Recruiting: A Different Era

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Devon Hunter signed with the Hokies, but there aren’t as many Devon Hunter types in the 757 anymore.

As Virginia Tech fans, in-state recruiting is very important to us. Most of us cut our teeth as deep followers of the program during the Frank Beamer era, and the one of the main things we were taught is that there is nothing more important than in-state recruiting. I always accepted that as a scientific fact.

But plenty of scientific “facts” have been proven wrong through the years as new research comes to light. I’m not so sure that the theory of in-state recruiting being most important isn’t going the way of the dinosaur as well.

Today I want to examine a few different things, including the 1999 starting lineup, the 757, and potentially a big year in North Carolina in 2018.

The 1999 Team