I thought about just putting this in the current recruiting thread, but I decided it was worthy of a separate more general discussion.
Great 247sports.com article about VT recruiting and their 'blue chip ratio' metric.
The basic premise is that to be a contender, you have to have the blue chip talent. Specifically, any team that contends for a National Championship has to have a roster with >50% blue chippers.
(Spoiler, VT doesn't.)
Its a great read; and sobering.
A couple of my take aways: it is amazing that VT has had the success it has enjoyed in the past, using this metric as a comparison.
Also, we got some major work to do, but in Pry we trust.
One quote from the article:
This is probably Tech's least talented roster, at least based on Blue Chip Ratio, since before the Michael Vick era.