Comparing UVA and VT basketball recruiting might seem like a futile gesture considering the perceived dominance on the part of those in Hooville, but a closer look might suggest their dominance over the Hokies will be ending.
Next year, there will be 23 players who have been listed on 247 on both rosters. The mean average rating for a Hoo is .9208, while that of the Hokie is .9226.
UVA leads among the Top 5 recruits 4-1, but the Hokies take the Next 5 4-1, the next 5 4-1, and the next 5 3-2.
Mean ratings for a starting 5* would be:
VT (.9768): NAW .9860, Clarke .9765, Nolley .9757, Hill .9754, amd Bede .9705
UVA (.9770): Diakite .9871, Guy .9853, Jerome .9830, Huff, .9772, and Hunter .9526
*By ratings, not by positions
Assuming going 3 deep on the bench, the Hokies could pull JRob (.9390), KBJ (.9270), and Ty Outlaw (.9000) for an average of .9220. The Hoos would go Stattmann (.8979), Anthony (.8711) and Badocchi (.8628) for am average of .8773.
Additionally, the last 2 classes have trended significantly in the Hokies' favor with 6 recruits averaging .9317, while the other school has received 4 commitments averaging .8725, with the highest rated recruit being rated below 3 Hokies.