Everybody gets excited for Signing Day, but truth be told, there’s no way we know how recruiting classes are going to turn out until several years down the line. We’re several years down the line from the 2015 class now, and in hindsight that class featured some high-level players, but on the whole it was a pretty bad class that contributed to a lot of the issues Virginia Tech had last season.
That recruiting class ranked No. 24 in the country by Rivals. It featured first round pick Tremaine Edmunds, as well as early NFL entrant Tim Settle, so it’s really hard to imagine calling it a “bad class.” However, most of that class should be entering their redshirt senior seasons, yet only two 2015 signees remain in the program.
Some of the attrition is due to players being really good, like Edmunds and Settle. Some of the attrition is due to injury. Some of the attrition is due to academics, such as Adonis Alexander, or off-the-field shenanigans in the case of Mook Reynolds. Much of it has also been due to poor evaluations, or perhaps the coaching staff being limited in who they...
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