Not every elite recruit goes on to have success. Prospects sign with schools and a number of factors lead to some of them not reaching their potential or living up to their hype.
Across the country in college football this season, several seniors are entering the city of "Bustville, USA," as they are not living up to their lofty recruiting ranking. So just because your favorite program has a commitment from that stud 5-star prospect does not mean it's a given that the recruit will pan out.
One left tackle in the ACC appears to not consider football a priority. One quarterback is with his second team, and has not done anything special. One cornerback in the SEC got picked on in a big game recently because he has not played up to his recruiting ranking.