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Alabama lands No. 1 recruiting class of 2013

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07:13 PM ET 02.06 | Not only are the Alabama Crimson Tide your two-time defending national champions, but they are once again the big winners on National Signing Day. Nick Saban and company were able to put together another an unbelievable recruiting class that ranks No. 1 among many of the top recruiting services. Alabama's 25 recruits come from a total of 13 states. Just how impressive was the Crimson Tide's 2013 recruiting class? The list of signees includes six five-star recruits and a whopping 14 four-star recruits. They were able to land three players that are the No. 1 rated player at their position. Alabama is hoping to make a run at a three-peat in 2013 and they have gotten off to a great start by reloading their roster with top-notch talent from around the nation.

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February 6, 2013  10:06 PM ET

best class money can buy.

February 6, 2013  11:24 PM ET

Wow,, all one can say is,, theres the bar, lets get there sometime soon.

February 6, 2013  11:34 PM ET

Nice class that's for sure

February 6, 2013  11:48 PM ET

Just what are you fellas implying anyway?

February 7, 2013  06:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

best class winning can buy.

fixed

February 7, 2013  06:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just what are you fellas implying anyway?

Corn can be used as slug bait.

February 7, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Interesting question; at what point can a team bring in so much talent that the kids can't all get playing time and some get upset and leave?
Has Alabama lost any of its recruits in recent years due to this issue?

February 7, 2013  09:59 AM ET

They photoshopped the thread-topping pic to add three relaxed fingers around the original raised central one.

February 7, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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They photoshopped the thread-topping pic to add three relaxed fingers around the original raised central one.

No, they just forgot the caption: "I have a championship ring for this finger, and this finger, and this finger and this finger".

February 7, 2013  11:40 AM ET

USC signed only 12 recruits and are listed at having the #13 recruiting class!!! That's friggin unbelievable. Yes they will have a depth problem for the next 2/3 years, but damn I would say that is a pretty good recrecruiting class, under the circumstances!!!

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February 7, 2013  01:28 PM ET

Is he using Korean counting technique or send an encrypted message?

February 7, 2013  01:56 PM ET
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Interesting question; at what point can a team bring in so much talent that the kids can't all get playing time and some get upset and leave?Has Alabama lost any of its recruits in recent years due to this issue?

Very few. I have wondered the same thing myself. One thing that I have noticed is that very few, if any, of his players screw up off of the field. I think it has to do with the fact that someone just as good, or better, is in line behind you. Pretty good motivation.

February 7, 2013  01:59 PM ET

He's trying to remember how many RBs on his roster will never see enough game time to progress as football players past their tenure at Bama. Even though each of them entered college with the potential of progressing their football careers to the next level, there are only so many plays in each game, an optimal number of carries for top backs, and a 4 years of elligibility. Barring the loss (to injury, grades, whathaveyou) of one or more of the top pair each season, some on Bama's roster are going to miss out.

Yeah, at other schools, those back-benched at Bama could start for 3 or even 4 years, but, they fell under the glamour of NCs and the suasion of Lucifer's Vessel. They opted for Bama, and fate and the process relegated them to custodial duties. Think it's unfair? Well, that's life, that's football, folks. If they could, others would acquire "prime beef" and use leftovers to feed the dogs, so to speak, you know that they would do so.

February 7, 2013  09:47 PM ET
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USC signed only 12 recruits and are listed at having the #13 recruiting class!!! That's friggin unbelievable. Yes they will have a depth problem for the next 2/3 years, but damn I would say that is a pretty good recrecruiting class, under the circumstances!!!

OT, Kiffin can recruit. That may be the primary reason Haden is keeping him on during the NCAA sanctions era, to keep the program stocked with some top talent.
But, "a depth problem for the next 2/3 years" happened this past year when the lack of depth became very obvious. The Trojans had very good skill position players but the line and defensive positions just plain wore out.
It is going to be a challenging time for USC fans for the next 2/3 years, but in the meantime it will be PAYBACK time for ND!!

 
February 8, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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OT, Kiffin can recruit. That may be the primary reason Haden is keeping him on during the NCAA sanctions era, to keep the program stocked with some top talent.But, "a depth problem for the next 2/3 years" happened this past year when the lack of depth became very obvious. The Trojans had very good skill position players but the line and defensive positions just plain wore out. It is going to be a challenging time for USC fans for the next 2/3 years, but in the meantime it will be PAYBACK time for ND!!

SF, good comment and I agree to all of the above!!!! :-)

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