Crabtree: Hope Sells for Struggling Schools

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Crabtree: Hope Sells for Struggling Schools
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Five-star recruits Andrew Brown and Quin Blanding still get the questions. Despite being two of the most highly recruited players in the history of high school football in Virginia, Brown, the nation's top defensive tackle, and Blanding, the No. 1 safety, pledged to UVa, a team that finished 2-10 and has won only six games over the last two seasons. Their decisions -- turning down offers from Alabama, Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State and a host of other respected programs -- still draws inquiries from their friends at school and even from some extended family members.

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