Alabama Football: 7 Freshmen the Tide Can Build Around

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Alabama Football: 7 Freshmen the Tide Can Build Around
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Incoming stud LB Reuben Foster is one of a handful of elite prep talents that Alabama can build the future of its defense around.

Alabama’s run to the 2012 national title was fueled in part by a handful of contributors from a heralded freshmen class that Nick Saban signed last February. 

After bringing in a 2013 crop of newcomers widely hailed as the nation’s best, which players out of the Tide’s 25-man class can become the building blocks for the future of the nation’s current dynasty? 

While the answer to that question will not come until this fall, at the earliest, Saban and his staff loaded up with no shortage of talented newcomers that are capable of becoming impact players over the course of their careers at the Capstone. 

Saban brought in six players ranked as 5-star recruits, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings, but one of the most important players in this class may be a player that did not earn that coveted distinction. 

Which running back out of the Tide’s ridiculous haul of rushers will emerge as the next big thing?

And which other newcomers have a chance become cornerstones of the Crimson Tide program moving forward?

Find out as I break down seven freshmen the Tide can build their program around. 

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