Heading into the 2014 cycle, Alabama’s main focus was on adding talent and depth at both the offensive and defensive lines, linebacker and in the secondary.
The offensive line class features six members of what may be the best haul at that position in school history, led by the nation’s top offensive tackle Cameron Robinson.
Another six players will line up for new defensive line coach Bo Davis. JUCO imports and early enrollees Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway will provide immediate help to a unit losing two of its three starters from last season.
The Tide’s four-man linebacker class features a great mix of versatile defenders who can play inside or outside in the Tide’s 3-4 scheme. In particular, outside linebacker Christian Miller, who racked up an astonishing 188 tackles and 24 sacks as a senior, has the skill set to excel in the middle level of Kirby Smart’s defense.
The trio of Tony Brown, Marlon Humphrey and Laurence Jones gives the secondary an infusion of talent capable of contributing right away.
As an added bonus, Saban may have found the Tide’s quarterback of the future in 4-star passer David Cornwell.
Overall, this group met all of the team’s needs with quality and quantity.