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Hokie1992

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Recruiting battles


A comparison of VT's and Clemson's recruiting class rankings since 2002:

Year - Tech - Clem
2002 - 44 - 22
2003 - 27 - 67
2004 - 41 - 53 -- Tech joins the ACC
2005 - 14 - 17
2006 - 32 - 16
2007 - 29 - 16
2008 - 18 - 12
2009 - 23 - 37 - Swinney hired as head coach
2010 - 26 - 19
2011 - 23 - 19
2012 - 33 - 8
2013 - 23 - 14
2014 - 25 - 13
2015 -[ 24 - 4
2016 - 49 - 6 -- Fuente hired as head coach
2017 - 28 - 22
2018 - 22 - 8

These online rankings only go back to 2002. Clemson of course had the advantage of being a charter member of the ACC in 1953. Today, by most ratings, Tech and Clemson are peers of one another.

If you look at the classes before Swinney was hired, Beamer still got better results from less talent then Bowden did. Starting in his fourth year, Swinney really ramped up the recruiting at Clemson. Tech has steadily recruited classes ranked in the low to mid 20s. Clemson on the other had has delivered four top eight classes since 2012. Swinney obviously has recruited better talent. But even then, he doesn't have the best talent (see Alabama and Ohio State)

So Fuente has to continue to up the talent level. If "little ole Clemson" can do it, why not Virginia Tech?



[Post edited by Hokie1992 at 01/10/2019 06:31AM]

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Posted: 01/10/2019 at 06:24AM



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  Recruiting battles -- Hokie1992 01/10/2019 06:24AM
  Appears we've been fairly consistant over the years -- EDGEMAN 01/10/2019 08:21AM
  No. -- Shut Up Brent 01/10/2019 02:36AM
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  U-V-AAAAAAA ** -- TomTurkey 01/09/2019 6:53PM
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