Inside the Numbers: Rating the 1998 Recruiting Class

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Rating the 1990 Recruiting
, 7/24/02
Rating the 1991 Recruiting
, 8/29/02
Rating the 1992 Recruiting
, 9/25/02
Rating the 1993 Recruiting
, 12/31/02
Rating the 1994 Recruiting
, 4/18/03
Rating the 1995 Recruiting
, 7/22/04
the 1996 Recruiting Class
, 5/4/05
the 1997 Recruiting Class
, 4/13/06

For the uninitiated, TSL created a purely numerical system for rating past recruiting
classes, and over time, it has been applied VT football recruiting classes from 1990 to the present (it requires that a class go through its redshirt-senior year before it can be fully evaluated). The rating system is explained in this article, and there are links that go into more detail. At the end of this article, a link is provided to an Excel file with the data
that was used.

1998 recruiting class will be always be remembered as the class that brought in
superstars such as Michael Vick, Lee Suggs and Jake Grove. There were many other
good players in that class as well, and they helped Virginia Tech win a lot of
football games over the course of their careers.

I was in high school when this class signed with Tech, and probably followed
the program as closely