Alabama and Auburn are bitter rivals who fight on the field once a year in the Iron Bowl. However, the Crimson Tide and Tigers fight every day on the recruiting trail because they go after many of the same prospects.
This year will be no different, as several top-level recruits have strong interest in both schools. A 5-star defensive tackle's recruitment will come down to playing in Tuscaloosa or on The Plains, while the rivals also both like a 5-star linebacker.
Plus, there's a 5-star defensive tackle in Georgia who has caught the eye of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.