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Class Headliner: Julio Jones, WR
Other Notable Studs: DT Marcell Dareus, S Mark Barron, OLB Courtney Upshaw, LB Dont'a Hightower, OT Tyler Love, LB Jerrell Harris, OC Barrett Jones, DT Terrence Cody, RB Mark Ingram, DB Robert Lester
This is the best recruiting class of the past seven years. Period.
This class may be the best class of the 2000s as it was the class that got the Crimson Tide the past two of three national championships and even now, with Jones and Lester still in Tuscaloosa, could help get a third BCS title.
Mark Ingram wasn't even highly rated but came in and won a Heisman, Julio Jones is now one of the best WRs in the NFL, Dareus and Barron were top 10 picks, and Cody and Hightower are starting-caliber players for their NFL teams now too.
This class won a ton of football games and crowned it with two national titles and an SEC title along with many players either in or who will be in the NFL.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.