Just saw this article from an Auburn site that breaks down how Auburn's 2008 recruiting class has panned out (LINK). For some perspective, ESPN ranked the class #20 for that year (Michigan's was ranked #13). It was Tommy Tubberville's last class before he moved on. Per the article, here's how the class has fared:
28 total commits
5 failed to qualify
Three of them are playing for other FBS schools (LSU, Southern Miss, Central Florida), one transferred to a community college in Mississippi and hasn't been heard from since, the other has been charged with first degree murder.
7 never played a down
Two never played due to injury, two have transferred to FBS schools (Florida State and Memphis), two transferred to Grambling State, and one has been charged with capital murder.
5 stayed in the program 1-2 years
Two are no longer with the team due to injury, 1 transferred to South Carolina St. and is doing well, 1 was dismissed from the team but just said a world record in the 60m for Auburn's track team, 1 just seems to have left the team.
6 stayed in the program for 3-4 years
Two guys played for 3 years and have gone on to pursue academics, 2 guys were dismissed from the team for violating team rules, 1 left due to injury, 1 left early for the NFL Draft (currently is a WR for the Panthers).
3 used up all of their eligibility (all 3 were 3* recruits)
One contributed on special teams all 4 years, 1 was a 3-year starter in the secondary, 1 was a JUCO transfer and started in his senior year ('09).
2 are still on the team as 5th year seniors
Both were 4* recruits and are expected to be starters this next year (RB and DB).
Holy crap! That has to have a massive negative effect on their APR, right? That's over 80% of the class that won't graduate (from Auburn). I know attrition is a normal part of college football, but this can't be normal, right? Anyway, I just thought this was interesting, if not sad.