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Biggest College Recruitment Flops  

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List Rules Some of the most hyped college athletes who failed to live up to expectations

The biggest college recruitment flops were once the most sought-after high school athletes. They were courted by colleges across the country, offered scholarships and given the royal treatment by coaches, recruiters and others all with the hopes that they'd turn out to be the next big thing in college sports. Spoiler: These athletes did nothing of the sort and ended up disappointing many in the end.

Some of the most memorable college recruiting flops came from the highly competitive world of NCAA Football. While these recruiting disasters come from every position on the field, it's perhaps easiest to point the finger at quarterbacks who don't perform as expected. Ryan Perrilloux, Rhett Bomar, Mitch Mustain, Kodi Burns, Xavier Lee and Jonathan Crompton are just a few of the young quarterbacks in recent memory that were so highly regarded before they began their college football careers but failed to live up to that promise once they were in the game.

College recruitment busts are far from limited to just quarterbacks or even NCAA Football as there are certainly many that come to mind in the world of college basketball as well. Dennis Latimore, Isaiah Fox, Mustafa Shakur and Chris Rodgers are some of the most notorious in recent years as they were once considered the top NCAA Basketball prospects in the country but went on to have little or no impact to their various teams.

Often times, it's not the fault of the players or even the coaching staff for this disappointment. Life happens and people are forced to make tough decisions, with some of those decisions meaning giving up a dream of becoming a star athlete is the best choice. In even other situations an aspiring and talented player is sidelined with an injury and never returns to that top form.

For whatever reason these players didn't work out and that's a shame. It's definitely hard to predict the future and in these cases that is easy to prove. It sucks to be on either side of that conundrum but there is a bright side to all of this. For each of these recruitment flops, a door was opened up for another player to step into that spotlight and shine. For that I'm sure those replacement players are thankful.
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Mitch Mustain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 31
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Ryan Perrilloux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
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Kyle Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 35
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Fred Rouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Fred Rouse age 35
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Ben Olson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 36
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Willie Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
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Xavier Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Xavier Lee age 33
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Jonathan Crompton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
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Rhett Bomar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 34
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Mustafa Shakur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
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Torrey Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Torrey Davis age 27
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Callahan Bright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Callahan Bright
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Brandon Warren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
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Ron Powlus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 45
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Melvin Alaeze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Melvin Alaeze
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Fendi Onobun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 33
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Kodi Burns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
age 31
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Dennis Latimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Dennis Latimore
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Andrew Zahn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Andrew Zahn
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Daniel Bejarano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Daniel Bejarano age 24
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Robert Lane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Robert Lane
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Isaiah Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Isaiah Fox
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Travis Hanour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Travis Hanour
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Chris Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Chris Rodgers age 43
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Jawann McClellan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Biggest College Recruitment Flops
Jawann McClellan