Looking Back at the 14 Most Overhyped Recruits of the Past Decade

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Looking Back at the 14 Most Overhyped Recruits of the Past Decade
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Throughout the years, many recruits have entered college football with a ton of hype surrounding them. There have been some who have lived up to the hype, while others have even exceeded it.

However, there has been a large number of recruits who have failed to even come close to justifying their hype. Looking back over the past decade of recruiting (classes 2005-2014), some prospects have been major busts, thus earning the "overhyped" label.

A Pac-12 recruiting juggernaut has signed some historic classes, but several of its key recruits have proven to have been overhyped. Florida State had a 5-star receiver thought to have NFL talent, but he was a huge bust. Plus, a current starting SEC quarterback is on this list.

All stats are from Sports-Reference.com.

All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports.

Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.
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