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Saban and his staff have had a knack for adding a surprise late addition to their recruiting classes in recent years.
In 2012, the Tide picked up last-minute additions such as defensive linemen Korren Kirven and Dalvin Tomlinson. Last season, 5-star defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson was the most notable late pickup.
This year, they are targeting a handful of players who are either committed to other schools or strong leans elsewhere.
Can Saban and his staff pull off a shocker by flipping players such as Auburn 5-star running back commit Racean Thomas, LSU 5-star running back commit Leonard Fournette, Miami 5-star defensive end Chad Thomas or South Carolina 4-star linebacker pledge Bryson Allen-Williams?
Or maybe the surprise will come in the form of landing a player such as 5-star linebacker Rashaan Evans or 5-star receiver Malachi Dupre.
Whether Alabama is able to pull off another shocker remains to be seen. However, based on recent history, the bigger upset would occur if the Tide didn’t have at least one surprise addition to their 2014 class.