'Bama practically drafts recruits, as it is rarely told no by prospects. However, the conclusion of the 2014 recruiting cycle could be different for the Crimson Tide. Several elite recruits may spurn Alabama for other programs.
A defensive end could opt for a Big Ten program, while another may sign with one of Alabama's rivals. A talented athlete could elect to stay in California, an offensive guard could do the same and a defensive tackle looks primed to sign with a lower-level SEC program.