Throwback Thursday: Headliners and sleepers in the 2011 class

As coaches around the ACC continue to pursue prospects in the class of 2017, we decided to take a look back at the past recruiting classes around the league. For each team, we identified a headliner headliner, or top-rated prospect, and a lower-rated player who turned out to be a diamond in the rough.

This week, we look back at the class of 2011.

*All rankings are based off of star ratings.



Headliner: Brian Miller, TE, 4-star

After redshirting his freshman year, Miller appeared in 12 total games his next two seasons, making a combined 10 catches for 115 yards. Miller left the football program after the 2013 season.

Diamond in the rough: Josh Keyes, DB, 3-star

Keyes saw game action as a true freshman for the Eagles defense in 2011. He continued to have a steady career, saving his best season for last in 2014. Keyes started all 13 games at linebacker and was voted All-ACC honorable mention. He collected 66 total tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and four sacks, during his senior season.