In-State Receivers Have Struggled At The College Level In Recent Years

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Joel Caleb
Joel Caleb was a national top 100 recruit who never lived up to the billing. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Researching yesterday’s article about Virginia Tech’s improved wide receiver recruiting made me believe that the state of Virginia hasn’t produced many good college receivers in recent years.  I decided to do the research and figure out whether or not that is true, and come to find out, it is. 

This article includes the wide receivers from the state of Virginia who signed with Power 5 conference schools from 2011 through 2015.  It doesn’t include guys who were listed as wide receivers out of high school, but who went on to play tight end or defensive back at the college level.

All states are from (FCS statistics are not included, for players who transferred to FCS schools), and all in-state rankings are from’s in-state rankings history.


2011 In-state Top 40

No. 2 Dominique Terrell, UVA: 60 catches, 641 yards, 1 TD.  Terrell transferred to Duquesne,