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Well, the Hokies have a top 25 recruiting class right now, per Scout.com. Yet, it's the body of work that Beamer has done that has gone unnoticed.
He seems to sign a high level, prized jewel prospect every couple years. From Michael Vick to Kevin Jones to Tyrod Taylor to Ryan Williams to Logan Thomas to Kendall Fuller, Beamer is no stranger at striking gold on the recruiting trail.
Also, he and his staff have done a fantastic job of developing players they've discovered such as low rated prospects like Jimmy Williams, Duane Brown, Xavier Adibi, Brandon Flowers and Jayron Hosley.
If Frank Beamer and his staff at Va-Tech come after you, chances are that means you're a good football player. Based on the national recruiting spotlight and the results Beamer has had, he gets more good football players to sign with him than we the public realize.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.