Alabama Football Recruiting Update: Crimson Tide Reloading Again

    Alabama football recruiting update following Monday's championship win. The Crimson Tide are reloading once again.

    January 12, 2016

    Alabama football recruiting update following the Crimson Tide’s national championship win.

    It’s story time. A prized 5-star recruit takes a visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala. and stumbles onto the University of Alabama campus. He gazes at banners and hardware, seeing his reflection in the collection of trophies.

    He walks into the head football coach’s office and is greeted by Nick Saban, who’s casually polishing all five of his national championship rings.

    There probably isn’t a soul in the world who would bet against that recruit committing to the Crimson Tide right there on the spot.

    And that’s how easy it could be for Alabama football recruiting following the Tide’s most recent championship run — even easier than before.

    The Crimson Tide currently have the No. 8 class in the 247Sports Composite team rankings and will likely push into the top five, maybe even the top two, when all is said and done.

    Alabama just picked up 3-star prospect Tyler Simmons, the No. 63 wide receiver in the country. But Saban has his eyes on some bigger fish, too.

    Alabama is hot on the trail of No. 1 inside linebacker Ben Davis and No. 1 defensive tackle and No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary. The Crimson Tide are also the favorite to land Mecole Hardman Jr., the nation’s No. 1 athlete. All three are 5-star recruits. Receiving a commitment from them could catapult the Tide to the top of the rankings.

    Below is an overview of how Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class currently looks.

    Alabama Football Recruiting Class Overview

    Top Recruiting Commits

  1. Jonah Williams, 5-star OT
  2. Charles Baldwin, 4-star OT
  3. Kendell Jones, 4-star DT
  4. Raekwon Davis, 4-star DT
  5. B.J. Emmons, 4-star RB
  6. Trevon Diggs, 4-star ATH
  7. Deonte Brown, 4-star OG
  8. Chris Owens, 4-star OG
  9. Jalen Hurts, 4-star QB
  10. Quinnen Williams, 4-star DT

  11. Top Recruiting Targets

  12. Rashan Gary, 5-star DT
  13. Derrick Brown, 5-star DT
  14. Ben Davis, 5-star ILB
  15. Lyndell Wilson, 5-star OLB
  16. Mecole Hardman Jr., 5-star ATH

  17. Current Class

  18. Total Commits: 17
  19. 5-star: 1
  20. 4-star: 9
  21. 3-star: 7

  22. MORE: Top Alabama National Championship Highlights vs. Clemson


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