Part of what makes college football so special is the recruiting process. Some programs are much better at it than others.
While many might argue the transfer portal and name, image, likeness (NIL) policies have turned college football recruiting into somewhat of an NFL-style free agency, it doesn’t take away from the fact that a program still has to earn the players commitment.
When looking at the top-10 recruiting classes of all time, it’s hard to ignore the Crimson Tide’s presence. Alabama makes up six of the 10 total spots. Four different programs fill in the rest.
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Alabama – 2013
At No. 10 on this list is the 2013 Crimson Tide recruiting class. It has an overall rating of 319.50, but the star power on this list makes it seem like it should be much higher. Six five stars and a whole bunch of future NFL talent make up the 2013 class.
Notable players: Reuben Foster, Derrick Henry, Jonathan Allen, O.J. Howard, Alvin Kamara, A’Shawn Robinson.
Alabama – 2014
The Crimson Tide had back-to-back classes in 2013 and 2014 that were so successful that they wound up on the top-10 strongest recruiting classes of all time. This time around, Nick Saban managed to land five five-star prospects. Many players from this class played vital roles in the program’s success and went on to have NFL careers.
Notable players: Marlon Humphrey, Rashaan Evans, Cam Robinson, Da’Shawn Hand, Tony Brown.
The 2021 class for Ohio State included an impressive seven five-star prospects. Given that this class is still young, not many have had the opportunity to breakout and receive national attention. However, one certainly has, but he is no longer with the Buckeyes.
Notable players: Quinn Ewers, TreVeyon Henderson, J.T. Tuimoloau, Emeka Egbuka.
Alabama – 2022
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Author : Roll Tide Wire
Publish date : 2023-06-10 20:17:44
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