Alabama’s season opener against Michigan on Sept. 1 is just weeks away, but do not expect Nick Saban to slow down his efforts on the recruiting trail.
The Crimson Tide’s 2013 class is holding steady with 18 verbal pledges, and with a precious few spots left for the current cycle, Saban and his staff will be selective in trying to find players that fit their remaining needs.
With national signing day still six months away, things are sure to get crazier—with the Tide already witnessing three decommitments from their own class thus far.
Considering their misses thus far and where they have been hurt by players that backed out on their pledges to Alabama, the biggest remaining spots that Saban hopes to add quality depth to appear to be defensive end, corner and offensive tackle.
Some of the biggest targets left on the board have committed to other schools, but as has been proven time and again over the years, nothing in recruiting is final until a prospect signs on the dotted line.
Which prep stars that are committed elsewhere should Tide fans keep an eye on as potential candidates to switch their choice to Alabama?
Here are five recruits that Saban can flip.