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V.I. Pirate

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They also have UVA trying at FB, ODU, JMU and Liberty to deal with now

They once ruled Hampton Roads, VA Beach Tidewater when it came to recruiting but most of the talent in that area only remembers Michael Vick and never saw him play at VT so Hokies don't carry nearly the influence they once did. Northern VA talents also goes elsewhere. VT might make an occasional run but they probably never replicate what they did in the 90s ever again. I don't know what is worse for a fan base, hoping to get to a new level or being like VT and almost getting to that elite level once and thinking you can get back to it. Texas fans have been waiting a long time with way more money and way more brand recognition as have Notre Dame fans, Tennessee Fans, Florida Fans, FSU Fans, Miami Fans, USC Fans, etc..etc... Tough to build an elite program and stay on top but you have to regularly finish in top 10 of recruiting despite some fans thinking stars mean nothing. . There is a reason VT is where they are
Recruiting Class ranking
2021 44
2020 76
2019 26
2018 24
2017 26
2016 42
2015 29
2014 28

Some decent recruiting classes normally 4-6 Four Stars and then the rest 3 stars. Classes like that if they mature can win 8-9+ games in a season but not the level of talent required to be an Elite College Football Program .

(In response to this post by Albemarle Pirate)

Posted: 11/22/2021 at 09:46AM


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Did not know Va. Tech... -- J.S. 11/22/2021 06:42AM
  VT is a Good Cartel Job, not a Great One -- louisvillepirate 11/22/2021 10:06AM
  VaTech reminds me of other programs that get a taste of success -- backhousepirate 11/22/2021 06:58AM
  We know who the Top 10 are and VT isn't one of them... -- Hilby Pirates 11/22/2021 08:55AM
  And aren't likely to be again. -- Albemarle Pirate 11/22/2021 09:09AM
  Yep to all of that. ** -- backhousepirate 11/22/2021 07:35AM

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