A bust is a weighted term in today’s sports world. The term bust can sometimes be thrown around lightly or be applied to soon. It is usually only applied to professional sports, but collegiate athletics has its fair share of busts as well.
Frank Beamer has recruited a few busts during his tenure at Virginia Tech, but they are few and far between. The Hokies are known for making the most of the talent they recruit so coming up with a list of the five biggest busts in program history is difficult. A player isn’t only considered a bust for playing poorly on the field, injuries and off-the-field issues can also label a player a bust.
Four of the five players on this list fall into those last two categories, and the other simply never got a real chance.