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Wyatt Rector - What Happened?

Posted on November 22, 2017, in Football by Karl Hess.

For most of the country, the week before Thanksgiving is a pretty slow one. For Virginia football's recruiting efforts, it's been rather eventful.

First, this happened.


And it began to look like the QB room at the McCue Center might feature a little depth. There wouldn't be a proven starter but if nothing else Lindell StoneMatthew MerrickWyatt RectorBrennan Armstrong, and a couple recruited walk-ons already on the roster would give QB Coach Jason Beck some much needed depth and competition in replacing Kurt Benkert next season. Throw in one more trans...

...according to Bill Connelly's advanced statistical profiles.


ACC rankings:

9) Clemson

11) Miami

24) Louisville

31) Wake Forest

33) Virginia Tech

44) NC State

56) Georgia Tech

65) Virginia

68) Florida State

72) Boston College

74) Duke

84) Pittsburgh

86) Syracuse

92) North Carolina


Rankings of our other opponents:

23) Boise State

51) Indiana

119) UConn


Most improved teams (so far) in the Power 5 (in terms of 2016 wins to 2017 wins):

Michigan State +5

Notre Dame +5

Virginia +4

Iowa State +4

Arizona +4

TCU +3

Purdue +2

Rutgers +2

Oregon +2

Georgia +2

South Carolina +2

Missouri +2

Mississippi State +2

Miami +1

Duke +1

Texas +1

Northwestern +1

Washington State +1


Currently Eligible (aka predicted pecking order):

Miami 10-0 (remaining schedule: @ Pitt, Clemson)

Clemson 10-1 (remaining schedule: @ South Carolina, Miami)

Virginia Tech 8-3 (remaining schedule: @ UVA)

Louisville 7-4 (remaining schedule: @ Kentucky)

NC State 7-4 (remaining schedule: North Carolina)

Wake Forest 7-4 (remaining schedule: Duke)

Virginia 6-5 (remaining schedule: Virginia Tech)

Boston College 6-5 (remaining schedule: @ Syracuse)


Probably Eligible:

Florida State 4-6 (remaining schedule: @ Florida, ULM)


Potentially Eligible:

Duke 5-6 (remaining schedule: @ Wake)

Georgia Tech 5-5 (remaining schedule: Georgia)



Pittsburgh 4-7 (remaining schedule: M...