Nick Saban does a lot of things really well, but recruiting might be what he does best.
Saban is currently putting the finishing touches on what should be his fourth straight No. 1 class. Every other class he’s had at Alabama, except for the inaugural 2007 class, fell in the top five according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
Only time will tell how his recent classes will shake out, but even with the immense amount of talent on the roster, Saban has still had early contributors from the past year or two.
With that in mind, here are the top five Alabama classes of the BCS era. Alabama’s early and mid-2000s were marred by scandal and mediocrity, and combined with the unreal recruiting tear Saban has been on, all of these come from Saban’s time in Tuscaloosa.
All recruiting information comes courtesy of 247Sports.