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Oregon had top 50 class on their team when they played for the title in 2010, but I recognize that is very much an exception.

Regardless, I think it's unwise to make large scale staffing decisions based on recruiting rankings; we do it based on on-the-field performance.

I think those of us would rather play the odds than grasp at outliers to justify the poor performance on the trail.

you said you're gonna be the measured voice of reason and then laid out a scenario that sees us clean house after an 8 win season. what i want is a little less hyperbole in one direction or the other

Farley - 3 stars (USCe other P5 offered late)
Hewitt - 3 stars
Keene - 3 stars
Grimsley - 3 stars
Ashby - 3 stars
Darrisaw - 3 stars
Dzansi - 3 stars

Thats just from the 2017 class. I left out 2016 because it was a mixed bag of Frank/Fuente guys. I left out 2018 even though some of those guys look like they're poised to contribute this year are still unproven. These coaches can develop talent. Also, I know some of these guys had some P5 offers, but these are guys ranking around the same area with the guys in this class we aren't that excited about right now.

2_Hokie_5's picture 2_Hokie_5 | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | 2 replies | commented 3 hours 6 min ago | reply

KBJ is 6'10", no?

Sources confirmed to GoVols247 that Tennessee is attempting to stay in the mix with the 6-foot-10, 250-pound power forward who left the Hokies as a graduate-transfer following his redshirt junior season.

Really....cant think of one team that has been able to compete with low recruiting rankings....not one?

Team Rank
Clemson 1
Alabama 2
Ohio State 3
Oklahoma 4
Notre Dame 5
Florida 7
Georgia 8
Texas 9
Washington State 10
UCF 11
Kentucky 12
Washington 13
Michigan 14
Syracuse 15
Texas A&M 16
Penn State 17
Fresno State 18
Army 19
West Virginia 20
Northwestern 21
Utah State 22
Boise State 23
Cincinnatti 24
Iowa 25

Its weird, but I get the feeling some of yall would rather be Florida State than Kentucky last year...

vtnerf's picture vtnerf | June 2019 Fishing Thread | commented 3 hours 10 min ago | reply

That would be fun. Hooking a 5 pounder on a dock demon....

heuplek's picture heuplek | June 2019 Fishing Thread | 2 replies | commented 3 hours 11 min ago | reply

Barbie rods only. Speaking of which I forgot to enter the redfish barbie rod tournament here...shit.

NitWhitt's picture NitWhitt | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | commented 3 hours 12 min ago | reply

It's a misprint he's actually 5'9"

vtnerf's picture vtnerf | June 2019 Fishing Thread | 1 reply | commented 3 hours 12 min ago | reply

Sounds like it would be a killer spot for a little TKP bass extravaganza....

But you also don't want to set the program back by firing a guy too early. It's why Whit gets paid the big bucks.

Younger brother of Trey McGowens who chose Pitt over VT and others in 2018.

Glad to see the roster rounding out. We are not out of the woods yet as it appears nobody will be redshirting. There will have to be some careful roster management over the next couple of years or we will be back in this position in 4 years when our 15 member senior class graduates. I would love KBJ to come back and let us RS a big as our last two recruits seem like they could use a year of development before hitting the court.

jack14vt's picture jack14vt | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | commented 3 hours 18 min ago | reply

Good pick up. Nice to see the size rolling in. Now just got to see if CMY can develop him. KBJ back for a year to learn from would be ideal, obviously.

Hokie11_DBU's picture Hokie11_DBU | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | commented 3 hours 18 min ago | reply

Confirmed: Virginia Tech is still a basketball school.

tjbhokie's picture tjbhokie | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | commented 3 hours 21 min ago | reply

24/7 lists him as 6'10". Great pick up by CMY.

So you've cited some walk-ons and guys who were identified and developed by a different staff.

BIG difference from this staff offering full rides to guys with zero P5 offers.

hokienator's picture hokienator | John Ojiako has committed to VTBB | commented 3 hours 23 min ago | reply

Praise heebus a big with 4 years of eligibility yes sir. Starting to feel much better on the CMY hire with each passing day.