Adding Some Swagger: Does Alabama's Recruiting Class Guarantee a National Title?

L.C. MayCorrespondent IFebruary 10, 2009

It has happened again. Alabama is crowned with the No. 1 recruiting class for the second consecutive year.

I know that it is only rated the No. 1 class according to, and the other major college sports websites such as and have rated LSU as the No. 1 recruiting class. But if you look at the statistics, Alabama signed four five-star recruits along with LSU, and Alabama signed 14 four-stars when LSU signed only 11. Alabama signed a total of 27 and LSU signed a total of 24.

Well, I could sit here all day and argue about how Alabama really is the No. 1 class, but my topic for this article is with Alabama's great recruiting classes, does that guarantee them a national title within the next five years? My answer to this question is simply yes.

I think this because Alabama has one of the best rising coaches in the country along with an amazing coaching staff. They have been able to recruit great players such as Julio Jones, Dont'a Hightower, D.J. Fluker, Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, and Dre Kirkpatrick, and they have a great athletic department that just approved an expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium, which will increase not only the seating chart to over 101,000, but will also increase the already hostile environment Tuscaloosa has.

These are not the only reasons why I think they will win a national championship within the next five years. I also believe that they will do so because of the great weight room facilities and fanbase at the University of Alabama.

There are several reasons why I think that they will win the National Championship in five years, but to be honest, even if we would not have gotten this recruiting class, I think that we still would have won a national title within the next five years.

Also, another thing I would like to be honest about is that without the hiring of Nick Saban, Alabama would have been heading in a deeper hole than they were already in.

Also, if you do not understand the headline "adding some swagger," I put that because before Dre Kirkpatrick signed with Alabama, he said the Texas hat didn't have enough swagger, and that is when he put on the Alabama hat, which was really an Atlanta Braves hat.