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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:39 am
by eagletx
A bit off topic, but VaT problems seem to continue from last year; Athletic rates them second most disappointing class in the nation:

2. Virginia Tech

Ranking in 2020: No. 71 overall, No. 14 in ACC, .8498 average player rating
Previous 5 years:
• 2019: No. 26 overall, No. 3 ACC, .8739 average player rating
• 2018: No. 24 overall, No. 5 ACC, .8746
• 2017: No. 26 overall, No. 4 ACC, .8613
• 2016: No. 42 overall, No. 8 ACC, .8485
• 2015: No. 29 overall, No. 5 ACC, .8635
Average national ranking from previous 5 years: No. 29
Realistic expectation: Top 25 classes every year

The reasoning: There are 65 Power 5 teams in college football — and Virginia Tech signed the No. 71 class. By ranking alone, it should be clear why the Hokies find themselves on this list. Yes, Virginia Tech is just a year removed from a losing season. Yes, iconic defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s retirement was preceded by a year-long discussion of how long he would coach. And, yes, Virginia Tech had a small senior class and it only signed 15 players.

But No. 71? Really?

Virginia Tech is a solid program in a conference that is weak outside of Clemson. But this class is one of the worst Power 5 classes in recent memory.

Virginia Tech didn’t sign a top-20 player out of Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia. The highest-rated player the Hokies signed out of their state (heck, the only player out of their state) is three-star receiver Lakeem Rudolph of Virginia Beach Green Run, who ranks No. 21 in Virginia. Among the schools signing higher-ranked in-state players: Kentucky, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Indiana and … Old Dominion.

In the recruiting classes from 2016-19, Virginia Tech signed 28 total players from either the DMV area or the Tidewater, which are the two most talent-rich areas in their natural recruiting footprint; that’s seven players per class. In 2020, the Hokies signed three: two from the DMV and one from the Tidewater.

At the least, Virginia Tech must do better in Virginia. From 2003-05, Virginia Tech signed 10 of the state’s top 15 players. But in the 15 years since, the Hokies have signed just 12 top-five players in Virginia. That’s less than one top-five player a year — from their backyard. Recruiting is about geography, and the Hokies failed miserably in 2020.

Virginia Tech replaced three assistants and hired former Hokies All-American Darryl Tapp, a native of Portsmouth, Va., as a defensive assistant. He’ll try to help Virginia Tech get back to keeping top talent at home. Virginia Tech has a bigger brand than any program in the DMV area; it needs to recruit better.
The class signed by Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech is noteworthy for its lack of top-end in-state talent. And there is good talent in Virginia.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:24 am
by claver2010
their coach tob'ing himself out for every open p5 job probably did wonders

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:32 am
by hansen
I’m guessing UVA becoming a better team recently hasn’t helped their recruiting efforts.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:36 pm
by ATLeagle
Fuente is an incredible asshole. He has pissed on local coaches and run off a ton of talent. The problem with running off talent is that if you do it too fast or too much, you can 't replace it fast enough with new bodies.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:14 pm
by BC923
Matthew Taylor, OL from STA in FL is in as a PWO. Had Ivy offers. Not a bad program to build a relationship with.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:50 am
by eagletx
I may have missed this elsewhere, but, has the complete final list of commits been published somewhere?

Never mind....found it on BCI.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:11 am
by BCSUPERFAN22
Andrew Landry from Newton North committed as a PWO.

Jaden Hardy who allegedly committed then decided to visit Baylor (only to have them not offer or not accept his commitment) is doing a PG year at The USA Academy in Alabama (Kenyatt Watson is associated with them now).

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:53 am
by claver2010
bceagles24 wrote:Caleb Fauria(6’3,175 from MA) BC,COLO,UCONN,IOWA,LOU,UMASS,RU


seems like he may be on his way out of colorado

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:50 pm
by eepstein0
claver2010 wrote:
bceagles24 wrote:Caleb Fauria(6’3,175 from MA) BC,COLO,UCONN,IOWA,LOU,UMASS,RU


seems like he may be on his way out of colorado


His twitter indicates he wants out.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:26 pm
by hawaiirob
Congratulations to the new staff. They have been all over Southern California, with an emphasis on the mighty Trinity League (Bosco, Mater Dei, Servite, etc). This is in stark contrast to the jackass we fired.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:41 pm
by OCs_Inner_Eagle
hawaiirob wrote:Congratulations to the new staff. They have been all over Southern California, with an emphasis on the mighty Trinity League (Bosco, Mater Dei, Servite, etc). This is in stark contrast to the jackass we fired.


This. Catholic schools have to be the prime target.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:44 am
by DomingoOrtiz
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:55 am
by BC923
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:21 pm
by hansen
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
hansen wrote:
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer


Official: https://twitter.com/kingboozey/status/1 ... 2564721664

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:58 pm
by claver2010
experienced player at a position of desperate need, works for me

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:39 am
by DomingoOrtiz
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
hansen wrote:
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer


Official: https://twitter.com/kingboozey/status/1 ... 2564721664


3rd team all MAC! We are desperate at DT and this is the best we could do?

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:45 am
by eepstein0
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
hansen wrote:
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer


Official: https://twitter.com/kingboozey/status/1 ... 2564721664


3rd team all MAC! We are desperate at DT and this is the best we could do?


Recruiting 5th years with Shelter-in-Place orders can't be particularly easy. Going to need to temper expectations with a new coach in the current world climate.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:18 pm
by Corporal Funishment
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
hansen wrote:
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer


Official: https://twitter.com/kingboozey/status/1 ... 2564721664


3rd team all MAC! We are desperate at DT and this is the best we could do?


I think 3rd team all MAC is better than most of the DT depth chart, based on what I've seen

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:54 pm
by twballgame9
It's a one year commitment at a position where bodies are needed desperately. It is far better than recruiting a random as a freshman.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:58 pm
by Shaddix
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
hansen wrote:
BC923 wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.

Former walk on who was a wrestler and apparently the buffalo SBNation has him on the all decade second team for them.


3.5 sacks last year, 1 against penn state, grad transfer


Official: https://twitter.com/kingboozey/status/1 ... 2564721664


3rd team all MAC! We are desperate at DT and this is the best we could do?


For what its worth he was 3rd team all MAC last year but would probably be in line for 1st team if he stayed....

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:15 pm
by 31southst
Looks like we got another commit - seems like a grad transfer but unclear at this point.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:32 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
31southst wrote:Looks like we got another commit - seems like a grad transfer but unclear at this point.


Think it is the Maryland safety.

EDIT - it is!

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:13 pm
by Oliver Closeoff
Jones is a good get, kid has talent and I think Hafley can get the most out of him. He has two years of eligibility remaining so this is a real solid get in my book. :banana :pickle :banana

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:44 pm
by eepstein0
Oliver Closeoff wrote:Jones is a good get, kid has talent and I think Hafley can get the most out of him. He has two years of eligibility remaining so this is a real solid get in my book. :banana :pickle :banana


Huge get. Safety was a mess. That Kansas game was scarring with Borgensen and Palmer back there

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:53 am
by claver2010
graduating in 3 years (this spring) so he'll be immediately eligible w 2 seasons regardless of decisions this summer

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:34 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:20 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
DomingoOrtiz wrote:New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.



another PWO: Joe Marinaro, a legacy whose father starred in a McDonald's commercial.

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:53 pm
by Corporal Funishment
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.



another PWO: Joe Marinaro, a legacy whose father starred in a McDonald's commercial.



Hopefully we can lock down our other top target, a guy whose uncle once ate at an Arby's

Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 pm
by DomingoOrtiz
Corporal Funishment wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.



another PWO: Joe Marinaro, a legacy whose father starred in a McDonald's commercial.



Hopefully we can lock down our other top target, a guy whose uncle once ate at an Arby's


I like the way you think.