National Signing Day 2012: A Look at Alabama's Best Recruits of the 2012 Class

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15: The flag girls of the Alabama Crimson Tide marching band perform before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Alabama Crimson Tide won the 2012 BCS National Championship and now have the best recruiting class of this season. What a year.

With some of the best prospects in the country committing to the Crimson Tide, their already amazing roster will be assured for at least the next 3-4 years.

All of the following recruits will again make Alabama one of the most dangerous teams in the nation and a serious contender for the BCS title.

Korren Kirven, DT

While Korren Kirven may not be the highest-ranked prospect the Tide grabbed during this process, he has one of the highest ceilings of any player coming into college football.

Kirven is a stellar defensive tackle who walks onto the field at 6'4" and 272 pounds, and with plenty of room to grow into an even bigger frame.

With a strong run-stopping ability, Kirven will add depth to a Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line that is already NFL-worthy.

Landon Collins, S

The prized recruit of the 2012 class for Alabama has to be 5-star safety Landon Collins from Louisiana. (You may remember Collins for his unforgettable announcement of attending Alabama.)

Collins is an amazing athlete who stands at 6'0" and 199 pounds and runs a 4.43 40-yard dash, but it is his on-field intelligence that will have him taking Mark Barron's spot in the starting lineup.

With Collins filling a spot right off the bat, the Crimson Tide won't miss a step and should be back in the championship hunt again.

Eddie Williams, ATH

One of the most underrated prospects of this recruiting class may be ATH Eddie Williams and his 6'4", 204-pound frame.

With plenty of room to grow, Williams can play offense or defense and looks to be the ultimate playmaker in whatever role Nick Saban wants to use him in.

Williams is the 24th-ranked prospect in the entire country, but he has all the potential to be the ultimate face of Alabama's 2012 recruiting class.


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