When the dust settled on National Signing Day 2012, the Hokies had a very large class with 28 commitments, but the quality might not have been what Hokie fans have come to expect from Frank Beamer and company. But because the class was so large that it gave the Hokies pretty respectable class rankings across the various agencies.
According to Scout.com, Virginia Tech had the 26th best class in the Nation, just missing out on the top-25. Their class is made up predominantly of three-star and below level talents, with only three four-star prospects and no five-stars. Rivals is much more generous with their rankings, giving the Hokies the fourth best class in the ACC but with seven four-star prospects. Not a banner year for the Hokies, but certainly one with some successful program-building.