2020 Recruiting Thread

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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby eagletx on Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:39 am

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby claver2010 on Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:24 am

their coach tob'ing himself out for every open p5 job probably did wonders
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby hansen on Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:32 am

I’m guessing UVA becoming a better team recently hasn’t helped their recruiting efforts.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby ATLeagle on Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:36 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby BC923 on Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:14 pm

Matthew Taylor, OL from STA in FL is in as a PWO. Had Ivy offers. Not a bad program to build a relationship with.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby eagletx on Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:50 am

I may have missed this elsewhere, but, has the complete final list of commits been published somewhere?

Never mind....found it on BCI.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby BCSUPERFAN22 on Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:11 am

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).
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby claver2010 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:53 am

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby eepstein0 on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:50 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby hawaiirob on Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:26 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby OCs_Inner_Eagle on Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:41 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:44 am

Looks like Chibueze Onwuka ...transfer from Buffalo to BC. DT I believe.


Listed at 6'0" 290 in last year's roster.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby BC923 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:55 am

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby hansen on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:21 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby claver2010 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:58 pm

experienced player at a position of desperate need, works for me
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:39 am

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?
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby eepstein0 on Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:45 am

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby Corporal Funishment on Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:18 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:54 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby Shaddix on Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:58 pm

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....
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby 31southst on Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:15 pm

Looks like we got another commit - seems like a grad transfer but unclear at this point.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:32 pm

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!
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby Oliver Closeoff on Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:13 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby eepstein0 on Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:44 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby claver2010 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:53 am

graduating in 3 years (this spring) so he'll be immediately eligible w 2 seasons regardless of decisions this summer
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:34 pm

New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:20 pm

DomingoOrtiz wrote:New PWO, DARIUS BRYAN OL/DL from CT.



another PWO: Joe Marinaro, a legacy whose father starred in a McDonald's commercial.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby Corporal Funishment on Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:53 pm

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
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Re: 2020 Recruiting Thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 pm

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


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