Reloading is a term that aptly describes what Nick Saban has been able to do consistently since he has been in charge of the Alabama program.
Saban’s ability to stockpile the nation’s best talent and develop them quickly is primarily the reason that Alabama will enter the 2012 season as a national title favorite despite losing five players selected in the first 35 picks of the 2012 NFL draft.
Despite a stacked roster, Saban was able to assemble a top-notch collection of the best high school talent available—with several stars capable and hoping to follow in the footsteps of recently departed and NFL-bound Tide legends.
Which incoming freshmen appear to be bound for stardom?
Here are five freshmen who will soon be household names.