The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Recruiting, QB Thoughts, And More

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Virginia Tech Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A

1) Recruiting ratings/rankings…you’ve mentioned the 2021 player ratings are a mess because of missed evaluation periods/camps. Assuming the recruiting services decide to update player star ratings and can be somewhat accurate, don’t you feel that many of our recruits could receive quite a bump? Enough to have a modest bump in our overall 2021 recruiting ranking? – vtce2000

Chris Coleman: The thing is, I can’t assume that they can be “somewhat accurate.”  Evaluating most recruits is a bit of a crapshoot even in a normal year, but this season it’s even crazier.  Let’s take a couple of Virginia Tech’s in-state commitments for example, Keli Lawson and Shawn Asbury II.

Both Lawson and Asbury II only played about half of their junior seasons due to injury, and now they aren’t going to get to play their senior seasons.  Therefore, the recruiting services have very limited information about those guys.  They’ve got just 2.5 years of high school information.  If they played JV ball as freshmen instead of varsity, then the recruiting services have just 1.5 years of information.  Throw in the fact that those guys couldn’t attend any camps this past summer, and I can certainly see why the recruiting services would be hesitant to move those guys