Sometimes a five star player doesn't pan out the way everyone hoped. When that happens everyone wrings their hands and is upset about the loss of potential. But when you have 85 players on scholarship not everyone is always happy with their situation, playing time, future, etc. Former 3-star recruit John Maddox has left the team with much less fan fair than Jason Gwaltney ever received. Maddox is a 6'3" WR out of Philadelphia and was hoped to be a contributor by the upcoming season. Instead, Maddox was redshirted last year while fellow freshman Wesly Lyons saw limited action. As Lyons moved up the depth chart this spring, Maddox's name was not mentioned. The Maddox/Lyons combo could have been a dangerous duo in the future. Now the depth of WR will be stretched even thinner.
Also it appears as though most of this year's recruits are on their way to qualifying with only LB Vince Harris definitely going the prep school route in the last year you can do so.
Among those yet to qualify are New Jersey defensive back Evan Rodriguez, St. Petersburg wide receiver Andrew Harris, Maryland running back Terence Kerns and Morgantown defensive lineman Junius Lewis. All are short on test scores and that’s not a full list.
Expect a few more to either end up in prep school or be greyshirted because not all in a class of 28 can be on scholarship in their first year. A grey shirt would mean that the player would not enroll until January and then count against next year's class. The biggest concern of any of the mentioned in trouble could be Kerns who may reopen his commitment if he goes to prep school.