Published January 28, 2013 - 2:35pm
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We love talking about three-star players who excelled at the next level, but it’s also intriguing to see which players were the biggest busts from their recruiting classes, according to Rivals.com. And yes, Nick Saban actually recruited two five-star players who didn’t pan out, but he has more than made up for it by developing three-stars like Marcell Dareus and Chance Warmack, too.
There are a couple players who are still playing, like Andre Debose, and it’s not fair to label them busts yet. But several are on their way rather quickly. And I’m strictly talking about college, not the NFL.
Florida leads the way with six five-star busts over the last 10 years, with Tennessee right on their heels.
Burton Scott, ATH, 2008 class
Tyler Love, OL, 2008 class
Mitch Mustain, QB, 2006 class
Darius Winston, CB, 2009 class
Tray Blackmon, LB, 2005 class
Dee Webb, DB, 2003 class
Torrey Davis, DT, 2007 class
James Wilson, OL, 2007 class
Will Hill, S, 2008 class
Matt Patchan, 2008 class
Gary Brown, DT, 2009 class
Paul Oliver, DB, 2003 class
Richard Samuel, RB, 2008 class
Branden Smith, DB/KR, 2009 class
Isaiah Crowell, RB, 2011 class
Xavier Carter, WR, 2004 class
Ryan Perrilloux, QB, 2005 class
Russell Shepard, WR, 2009 class
Chris Davenport, 2009 class
Demetris Summers, RB, 2003 class
Demetrice Morley, DB, 2005 class
Chris Donald, LB, 2007 class
Ben Martin, DE, 2007 class
Bryce Brown, RB, 2009 class
Janzen Jackson, DB, 2009 class
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