Saw this in an Article about Devon Hunter a couple of days ago... Below are the top 5 recruits out of the 2017 class in Virginia. (Devon was #2).
Just reminded me of the time and patience it can take for a player (even a blue-chip) to come into their own.
Top of the class
Four of the top five signees from Virginia in the 2017 recruiting class came out of the 757, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. All five of the recruits ranked in the top 200 nationally. Here's a look at how the rest of the group has done at the collegiate level....
No. 1 2017 recruit from Virginia: Khalan Laborn, Florida State RB — Laborn redshirted as a freshman. He caught a 37-yard pass in his collegiate debut in the season opener against Virginia Tech in 2018, but suffered a season-ending injury the following week in a win over Samford. The Virginia Beach native had three carries for eight yards in FSU's 2019 opener against Boise State.
No. 3 2017 recruit from Virginia: Luiji Vilain, Michigan DE — Multiple knee injuries derailed the start of Vilain's college career. The Episcopal alum from Alexandria didn't play in 2017 or 2018. He made his debut in Michigan's opener against Middle Tennessee in Week 1, but didn't record any stats.
No. 4 2017 recruit from Virginia: Darnell Ewell, Notre Dame DT — The defensive lineman took a medical hardship waiver before the 2019 season bring an end to his football career. According to the South Bend Tribune, he's staying at the school to get his degree. The Lake Taylor alum from Norfolk switched to the offensive line and back again during his time with the Fighting Irish, but never played in a game.
No. 5 2017 recruit from Virginia: Jordan Williams, Clemson DT — Williams redshirted as a freshman. He had 13 tackles with three for a loss and 1.5 sacks last season in 12 games. Williams, a Frank W. Cox alum from Virginia Beach, opened season listed as the co-starter alongside true freshman Tyler Davis at one of Clemson's tackle spots. He had three tackles in the opener against Georgia Tech.