There's no time like the present, but today we're taking a dip into college football's past to reveal some of the biggest Pac-12 recruiting flops in recent memory.
You can define "flop" a number of different ways, but for the purposes of this piece its definition will be short and sweet. Quite simply, a flop is going to be the difference between the hype and the result on the field. Those with the most hype and the smallest contribution to their programs will find themselves on the following slides.
It should be noted, however, that things don't work out for a variety of reasons. In some instances, the touted player just wasn't as good as everyone thought he would be. Other times you'll see poor academics or off-the-field troubles get in the way. Finally, there are scenarios where, for whatever reason, a player just didn't fit in with the program very well.
The deeper you dig into the past, the more recruiting information tends to become a bit muddied. Still, some players on this list were a clear-cut choice. Others will be hotly debated. There is no exact right or wrong here.
But here are the players we think are every Pac-12 team's biggest recruiting flops over the past 16 seasons.