Aside from residing in a state that prides itself on producing great talent, another advantage for Alabama is its ability to consistently land elite out-of-state prospects.
Alabama has expanded its recruiting reach under head coach Nick Saban, as the South is no longer its sole source for recruits. The Crimson Tide are once again coveting several outstanding non-Alabama prospects for 2014 recruiting.
An offensive guard from California is desired because he would give the Tide the undisputed No. 1 offensive line class in the country. A cornerback from Texas could see early time in Tuscaloosa, plus 'Bama likes a pair of stud defensive ends from outside the state.