Alabama’s 2014 class, which currently has 24 commitments, is ranked as the nation’s top-rated recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. Let’s take a look at three players who Saban is hoping will put the icing on another No. 1 class when national signing day concludes.
Humphrey is the nation’s top corner and a Tide legacy to boot. His father, Bobby Humphrey, was an All-American running back at Alabama from 1985-88.
If there’s one position that Alabama needs to land an impact player, it’s at the corner position. Former Tide pledge Stephen Roberts flipped to Auburn, and lone current commit Kalvaraz Bessent is also entertaining other schools.
With the uncertainty at corner, Humphrey is arguably the biggest domino left on the board for Saban.
The trenches have been a focus in the 2014 class, with Alabama having six commitments on the offensive line and four on the defensive line.
Despite the heavy numbers already on board along the lines, the Tide aren’t done chasing difference makers who could change the game up front.
Matt Elam, a 6’5”, 350-pound 5-star defensive tackle, is a potentially elite nose guard who would fit perfectly in the middle of Saban’s 3-4 scheme.
Despite signing four running backs in its 2013 class, Alabama remains in the hunt for the nation’s premier rusher in 2014—5-star Louisiana-native Leonard Fournette.
While LSU will fight tooth and nail to keep the talented 6’2”, 225-pounder home, Alabama has already had success pulling studs from the Pelican State, with four commitments from Louisiana already headed to the Capstone.
The Tigers have long been considered the favored to land Fournette, but Saban has the Tide poised to be in good position for him until he decides.
Biggest Storyline: Can the Tide Land its 4th straight No. 1 class?
Absolutely. Alabama is already positioned to take home another recruiting crown. With several big names left on the board, Saban is sure to close strong and add to what is already a banner crop of the nation’s best prep stars.