Virginia Tech And 4-Star Recruits: Part 2 – Do High 4-Stars Outperform Low 4-Stars?

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David Wilson, Virginia Tech
David Wilson had a great career for Virginia Tech.

Last week we ran Part 1 of a two-part series on Virginia Tech’s history with 4-star recruits from 2009 through 2016, a group totaling 28 recruits.  Today we’ll finish it up with Part 2, which will examine whether or not higher-ranked 4-star recruits have had more success at Virginia Tech than lower-ranked 4-star players.

To refresh your memory, we broke down all 28 players into six tiers…

  • Tier 1: Multi-Year starter/contributor and NFL Draftee/Player
  • Tier 2: Multi-Year starter/contributor but not an NFL Draftee/Player
  • Tier 3: Career rotational player/special teams player
  • Tier 4: Career backup/special teams player
  • Tier 5: Short-term contributor on offense or defense/special teams player but never finished his career
  • Tier 6: Never contributed

As it turned out, there were no Tier 3 or Tier 4 players.  That’s why I named last week’s article “Boom or Bust”.

This week I’ll