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Many associate Saban with NFL, and recruits seem to think he is the guy that can prepare and get them to the pros. Saban may come across as cold, calculating, mean, heartless and not personable, but I don't think that's really the case.
He's very honest to recruits, evaluates prospects very well and has a disciplined approach to recruiting overall. When he comes and asks you to play at Alabama, the thought of winning big games, SEC titles, national titles and getting to the NFL automatically comes to mind.
I'm not sure about you, but that would be extremely difficult to say no to.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He 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 and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly 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.