College football recruiting has become more of a science than an art, and the blue chips are followed almost as closely as A-list celebrities. However, there are some major surprises throughout BCS history coming from players who weren't good enough to merit an offer.
Some are in the NFL, some are announcers and others on this list are still in college. The ones that are still around obviously have the opportunity to push themselves further up the list, but time is running out.
For this list, players who walked on before the BCS era but played during at least the 1998 season were considered. Players were chosen based on All-American selection(s), All-Conference selection(s), major awards won and draft status.
As the NFL draft is essentially the final exam, points were awarded based on how highly those players were drafted. As you will see later in the slideshow, a great college performance with a draft snub could still earn you a top-tier spot here.
Enjoy, and feel free to leave your nominees in the comments section.