2015-2017 Recruiting Classes
There are a few players from the 2014 class that played on the 2018 team, but the majority of the team is composed of players from these recruiting classes.
The Noles had 72 players committed with 43 of those players being ranked as blue chip( 4-star or higher) which equates to a blue chip ratio of basically 60 percent.
On the surface that’s a pretty good ratio over a three-year period. It’s not Nick Saban or Urban Meyer good, but it should have been enough to win an ACC championship between 2015-17.
However, when you go done those recruiting classes the proof’s in the pudding. Eight of the 14 blue chips from 2015 either are not on the team anymore or never contributed anything significantly to the team.
11 of 17 blue chip recruits from the 2016 class are either no longer on the team or have never contributed anything significant to the team.
Thus far, four of the 12 blue chip players from the 2017 recruiting class are no longer on the team or have not contributed anything significant to the team.
That’s 53 percent of the blue chip players enrolled over the last three years basically not being impactful in actual games.
That’s fool’s gold.