February 2013 is a long way away, but Nick Saban is already blazing the recruiting trails. The Tide's commitment list is growing rapidly, especially in terms of talent.
The Tide have only 14 commitments thus far, so Saban is not leading in the total amount of recruits.
But it's not about quantity, it's about quality.
Only time will tell if any or all of these players stay committed until national signing day, but most of them have little reason to chance their verbal commitments to another school.
So far, the class is brimming with 4-star talent while shallow in 3-star talent, and has only one consensus 5-star prospect.
Here's a look at the players already committed with my predictions for the position they will play.
All height/weight/40-yard dash measurements are from Scout.com unless otherwise noted.