College football recruiting has become one of the most covered aspects of the sport. Nowhere is that more true than in the Southeastern Conference.
Ranking high school kids based on talent and potential is always an incredibly daunting task. Waiting to rank those classes until years after those recruits have reached their potential (or not), however, is much easier.
Over the next few slides you will see Tennessee's top signing classes over the last 30-plus years.
Several factors were taken into account for these rankings. The class ranking at the time the recruits signed, the program's success while those players were on the team, and the NFL talent produced from the class.
Here is the Vols' best of the best signing classes since 1980.