Sorry everyone, my apologies, I had fat fingers earlier folks and in no way was comparing young to Johnson. I like the Young hire. At any rate, what I was trying to post was:
James Johnson left the following players with eligibility remaining when he was fired (not including walk on's):
Not terrible, at least in terms of numbers. Most went on to play for D1 schools- some like Thompson, Smith, Rankin did very well post VT. Now of course Buzz didn't want to keep any of these guys but Wilson, but that was the potential roster for him.
Buzz is leaving with eligibility:
Bede has entered the transfer market, and many speculate the best player here, Blackshear to do the same. You could argue James Johnson left Buzz a better roster than Young is getting. Let's give the guy some time, and if Johnson can recruit some of those guys above to VT, I think Young will do just fine recruiting.