Alabama and Michigan will meet on the field at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to open the 2012 season, but the two traditional powerhouses are already battling it out on the recruiting trail.
The Crimson Tide currently has the nation's top-ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports.com, followed closely by the Michigan Wolverines, which are ranked No. 2 in the national rankings.
Alabama already has 17 commitments in the Class of 2013 and is led by linebacker Reuben Foster, the nation's No. 2 overall prospect. Michigan is loaded up with 21 commitments, headlined by quarterback Shane Morris.
Which class is better? Barrett Sallee and Michael Felder debate in this edition of Bleacher Report's Full Ride.
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